Crews put out fire at Meigs Street apartment building

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester fire officials said smoke detectors saved the day for people in an apartment building on Meigs Street.

Firefighters evacuated several people from five apartments as a precaution when a fire broke out around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly. No one was hurt.

"There were working smoke detectors and neighbors saw the fire and were knocking on doors. But smoke detectors are key," said Rochester Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Alberts.

Firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the families.