Two houses catch fire overnight in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Fire Department says two houses caught fire overnight Saturday.

Officials say fire crews responded at 3:57 a.m. for the report of a two-and-a-half story structure fire at 189 Birr Street, possibly with people inside. People were out of the house before fire crews arrived.

Crews arrived to heavy flames in the back of the house, deck and porch. A second alarm as called and the fire was knocked down on the outside and crews searched the inside of the house incase any more people were inside.

It took fire crews nearly an hour to bring the fire under control. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Fire crews fought another fire at 11 Cady Street around 5:09 a.m. Officials say the two-story structure had flames spreading from an outside porch to the first and second floors and the attic. Crews searched the house for anyone inside, but say all were able to make it out safely.

It also took an hour for the fire crews to bring the fire under control.

Both houses suffered fire, water, and smoke damage. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the occupants of both houses. The Rochester Fire Department is working to determine what started the fires.