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Three firefighters injured after a house fire on Fulton Avenue

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Rochester, N.Y. – A big crew of nearly 80 firefighters were dispatched to a house fire on Wednesday night on Fulton Ave. near Emerson Street.

Rochester Fire Department received a call for house fire around 10 p.m and the firefighters immediately responded. After the arrival at the house, the firefighters found the house in smoke and flame. Quickly after that a second alarm was declared and 10 minutes later another home behind the burning house was also caught by the fire and a three alarm was declared.

The crews fought to extinquish the fire for nearly 3 hours.

“Because of the size of the structure, this was a very hard fire to fight. It’s a four-family. That tends to be cut up. It’s compartmentalized. It’s hard to navigate your way through these types of structures. So getting access to the fire and then with the house behind catching fire, that adds a whole other element,” Lt. Ryan Fleming said.

According to the fire chief, during this battle three firefighters were injured and one of them was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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