RFD investigating overnight McNaughton Street house fire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Rochester Fire Department is investigating a house fire that broke out early Saturday morning at 98 McNaughton St.

RFD responded to the area of McNaughton and Freeland streets at approximately 12:30 a.m. Firefighters battled the blaze and smoke emitted from the first floor of the home.

Responders extinguished the fire, and the house sustained damage to the basement and floors. RFD says none of the four residents was inside the residence after a search of the property.

The Red Cross is providing assistance to the displaced residents.

News10NBC is awaiting confirmation about if there is a connection between the McNaughton Street fire and the St. Paul Street homicide that occurred Friday night.