Crews battle fire at vacant home on North Clinton Ave.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A large, vacant home on North Clinton Avenue caught fire around 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

The Rochester Fire Department says it took an hour and a half to get under control with flames coming from all three floors of the home.

Crews were able to fight the two-alarm fire from the outside and inside. Because the house’s windows were boarded up, fighting the fire was difficult. Firefighters had to remove the plywood to search the home but didn’t find anyone.

“Especially with bigger homes, they board up the windows, right, to keep trespassers out but that also poses a problem for us. we’re trying to successfully knock the fire down. That’s one thing we have to do before we can go inside and knock the fire down,” said RFD Captain David Abdoch.

No injuries were reported in this fire. The cause is under investigation.