March 11, 2014

Ithaca Fire Department Extinguishes Kitchen Fire

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Ithaca firefighters rescued a family of three from a fire that broke out at 3:00 a.m Tuesday on North Geneva Street, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.

Lt. Thomas Basher, public information officer for the IFD, said the local family — whose residence did not have any smoke detectors — is “lucky to be alive.” The IFD is still working to determine the cause of the fire, he said.

Responders arrived at the scene within minutes of being contacted by the family, according to an IFD press release.

Firefighters rescued a man still inside the house and extinguished the blaze — located on the first floor kitchen — according to the press release. The family was unable to return to the house due to the extent of the damage.

Basher said no one was injured in the fire.