Mayday called after N.Y. FF briefly goes missing during house fire

Syracuse firefighters had to quickly exit the house as the fire worsened; at least two members were injured


Fernando Alba
syracuse.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At least two firefighters were treated for injuries Wednesday after a fire broke out in a North Side home, fire department officials said.

Firefighters arrived at about 4:28 p.m. at the house at 1106 Park St. when multiple 911 callers reported seeing smoke coming from the building, according to Onondaga County 911 Center dispatches.

At least two Syracuse firefighters were injured Wednesday after a fire broke out in a North Side home.
At least two Syracuse firefighters were injured Wednesday after a fire broke out in a North Side home. (Photo/Fernando Alba/Syracuse.com/Tribune News Service)

Fire crews entered the building but had to quickly pull out as the fire worsened, District Chief Nicholas Pagano said.

One firefighter had to jump out of a first-floor window, Pagano said. Another went missing briefly, he said.

A mayday call was sent, but the firefighter was found shortly after when he exited the building, Pagano said.

The people who live in the house had evacuated when crews arrived, Pagano said. None of them were injured, he said.

The fire was contained to the building, Pagano said.

Pagano said there could be structural issues to the home, which will be evaluated by code enforcement officials.

The firefighter who jumped out of the window was treated for minor burns, Pagano said. Another was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, he said.

Investigators are working to determine what started the fire, Pagano said.

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