Fire on Newcomb Street, RFD reminds residents to check smoke alarms

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Firefighters battled a house fire on 216 Newcomb Street Sunday morning.

The call came in just at approximately 9:24 a.m. Crews arrived 4 minutes later and quickly extinguished the fire. Rochester Fire Department said crews got everything under control in roughly 20 minutes.

Two people had escaped prior to their arrival and no injuries were reported.

The Rochester Fire Investigation Unit is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire.

The RFD would like to remind everyone to make sure their smoke alarms are in working condition and to test them on a monthly basis. They said that if any city resident does not have a working smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm, they should call 311 and the RFD will respond to install one for them.

The RFD would also like to remind everyone that when a smoke alarm goes off and there is smoke or a fire in a house—GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Do not go back inside for anything. Call 911 from outside and in a safe place. Know the way out of the building in an emergency and practice your plan.