1 person rescued from apartment fire on city’s northeast side

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — One person was rescued from an apartment fire on the city’s northeast side early Sunday morning.

The Rochester Fire Department responded to Pershing Drive around 2 a.m for the report of a two-story, 10 unit apartment building that was on fire.

Upon arrival, crews were met with smoke coming from the building. Many residents had already exited the building before their arrival. An extra company was requested with the report of people still inside.

Firefighters say they located and rescued one adult from an apartment distant from the fire apartment. The person was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire in a back apartment on the second floor. The fire damaged two rooms in the apartment with heat and smoke damage to the rest of that apartment. An apartment on the first floor received significant water damage. The other apartments received minor smoke damage.

The Red Cross is assisting two residents with housing. All other occupants were able to return to their apartments.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.