Neighbors rescued a woman as flames engulfed her 1 1/2-story home late Monday night in Rochester, N.Y. A man escaped the home as well.
At about 11 p.m., the Rochester Fire Department was dispatched to a dwelling fire at 2046 North Clinton Ave. Quint 6/Midi 6, Truck 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11 and Battalion 1 were assigned. Engine 17 was also dispatched as the rapid intervention company.
As additional calls were received. Some said people were trapped and screaming for help from the windows.
The Protectives and the deputy chief were also assigned. Additional calls reported the fire at another address and crews from the St. Paul Boulevard, Ridge Culver and Point Pleasant Fire Departments were dispatched.
Crews reported heavy flames from the 30-by-30-foot dwelling, and found that the residents had been rescued prior to their arrival. Crews from Quint 6 began an interior attack to effect primary searches.
As flames took possession of the home and the nearby garage, command requested all units to evacuate. Several firefighters scrambled down a ground ladder to safety.
The fire was knocked in just under an hour.