Firefighters Make Short Work of Harry L. Drive Apartment Fire
Fire officials in the Village of Johnson City say they are continuing to investigate the cause of an apartment building fire around mid-day August 9.
Crews were called to the building on Harry L. Drive with a report of possible entrapment at 11:53 a.m. and found an active fire in apartment #1.
That blaze was put out in less than 20 minutes and firefighters began working in the high heat and zero visibility to try to find possible victims. A dog and cat were rescued from the three-story, six family apartment house. No human injuries were reported.
Fire officials say smoke detectors alerting residents and fast action from firefighters kept the damage confined to apartment #1 and residents were expected to return home soon.
The blaze is not believed to be suspicious in nature.