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Update: 2 people and 3 pets rescued from burning Syracuse home, one firefighter injured

Syracuse, N.Y. — Two people and three pets were rescued from a house fire in Syracuse’s Skunk City Monday Afternoon. One firefighter was injured in the blaze, fire officials said.

Around 12:44 p.m., multiple callers reported a fire at 1406 West Onondaga St, according to a news release from the Syracuse Fire Department.

As firefighters approached the scene, they told dispatchers that smoke was visible from a distance, according to Onondaga County 911 dispatches.

When crews arrived, they reported heavy fire on the two-story home’s first floor, fire officials said.

Five people were inside the multi-family home when the fire broke out, fire officials said.

.Firefighters on the scene said the two people were trapped inside the first-floor apartment, according to dispatches.

Two men and three dogs were rescued from the burning building, fire officials said. Three other people were able to exit the home before firefighters arrived, fire officials said.

None of the residents were injured in the fire, fire officials said. One firefighter sustained burns to their neck while battling the fire, they said. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment, they said.

There was significant damage to the front and second floor of the home.

The Syracuse Fire Department has not released the cause of the fire.

The fire was knocked out in just under an hour, fire officials said.

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