3 people, cat and kittens rescued from Lyell Ave boarding house fire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Three people were rescued from a fire on Lyell Avenue on Thursday.

The Rochester Fire Department says it broke out on the first floor around 1:15 p.m. at 1259 Lyell Ave in a 13-room boarding house.

They say heavy smoke and hoarding conditions made the fire difficult to fight. RFD to help three of the 12 residents in the house escape: One from the first floor and two from the second. One cat and kittens were also rescued from the building and were being assisted by animal control.

A witness told News10NBC at least one person was pulled out of a window and put into an ambulance.

RFD says one firefighter’s hand was injured, and that firefighter is being treated at the hospital.

Video of the smoky fire was sent to us by Daniel Kampff.

The fire is under control and an investigation is underway.