Duplex damaged by overnight fire on Woodward Street

March 14, 2019 04:39 AM

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) -- At least five people escaped a house fire on Rochester's east side Thursday morning. 

Fire crews responded to the home on Woodward Street near Scio Street around 2 a.m. 

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One of the people living in the home smelled smoke and got everyone outside safely. 

Fire officials say the smoke detectors in the house were not working. 

The fire started on the second floor. The cause is still under investigation.

The Red Cross is helping the people who lived there. 


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