Syracuse Firefighters Respond to Fire on Putnam St

Published on November 21, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – On November 21st, 2022 at 11:34 a.m., Syracuse firefighters were alerted by the 911 Center to a possible fire in the 200 block of Putnam Street. Firefighters from Station 3 (Bellevue Ave.) arrived in two minutes to find a 2-story, wood-frame, single-family home with fire blowing out windows of both floors, engulfing one side of the house. Firefighters quickly forced open the front door and advanced in. Faced with blinding smoke, hoarding conditions, and a lot of fire—firefighters searched for victims and extinguished fire on the first, then second floor. No victims were found in the house. Firefighters worked hard to successfully overcome the challenge from the hoarding conditions, which makes advancing handlines and searching through the house more difficult.
In total, 43 firefighters responded to the fire, including command and support staff. Firefighters remained on scene searching for hidden fire and clearing smoke and toxic gases from the house. No residents are displaced from the house and there are no injuries to report. The fire is under investigation by Syracuse Fire Investigators. We thank our partners at the 911 Center, Syracuse Police, AMR, National Grid, and the American Red Cross.