4 adults, 1 child rescued from house fire on North Street in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Firefighters rescued four adults and one child from a house fire on North Street in Rochester Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the 900 block of North Street, between Clifford Avenue and Orpheum Street, at around 1:45 p.m. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the 2 1/2 story house.

Three people — a child, an adult male, and an adult female — were trapped on the second floor and hanging out the front window, Rochester Fire Lt. Jeffrey Simpson said. Firefighters put a ladder to the window to rescue them.

Firefighters also rescued another adult male from the second floor using the stairs. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation of possible smoke inhalation.

Fire officials describe the building as a rooming house with seven rooms. Five people occupied three of the seven rooms, and one resident was not home at the time of the fire.

Simpson says the house sustained heavy fire, smoke, and water damage to the first and second floors and attic area of the back of the structure.

No injuries were reported.

Smoke alarms were present, but none were activated. Fire officials are working to determine the cause of the fire.