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Fast-Moving Fire Tears Through Binghamton House

Binghamton firefighters on the scene of a blaze at 38 Robinson Street on November 7, 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton firefighters on the scene of a blaze at 38 Robinson Street on November 7, 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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Binghamton firefighters battled a blaze on the North Side that ripped through a two-family house and spread to a neighboring home.

Firefighters prepare to insert a water line into the east side of the burning Robinson Street building. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Firefighters prepare to insert a water line into the east side of the burning Robinson Street building. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The fire at 38 Robinson Street was reported around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Smoke and flames were visible from the two-story wood frame structure when the first fire units arrived at the scene.

A NYSEG worker disconnecting an electric line near the fire scene on Robinson Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A NYSEG worker disconnecting an electric line near the fire scene on Robinson Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The house where the fire originated reportedly was vacant. Firefighters attacked the blaze from the outside but were unable to keep it from spreading to another two-family house. The two structures are only a few feet apart.

The fire in the neighboring building was declared under control around 1:30 p.m.

Although a Binghamton Fire Department ambulance was staged near the scene, no injuries were reported.

Robinson Street was closed between Emmett Street and Wales Avenue while firefighters were on the scene.

There was no immediate indication as to what may have caused the fire.

This story has been updated to reflect the fire occurred in a neighborhood on Binghamton’s North Side, not on the East Side as indicated in the original account.

A Binghamton firefighter directs a stream of water from the south side of the Robinson Street structure. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Binghamton firefighter directs a stream of water from the south side of the Robinson Street structure. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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