Fast-Moving Fire Races Through Binghamton House
Dense black smoke from a raging fire could be seen in downtown Binghamton and on the city's West Side.
The blaze in a house at 33½ Charlotte Street was reported around 12:20 p.m. Friday.
The fire erupted in a two-and-a-half story wood-frame structure located behind another house. The scene is just east of the Price Chopper Plaza.
Initial reports indicated the house where the fire occurred was unoccupied when police arrived at the scene. One person was said to have been in the neighboring residence at the time.
According to authorities, nearby residents said they believed no one had been living recently in the structure where the blaze broke out. The place apparently was being used for storage.
Firefighters had the blaze under control after about 30 minutes but they continued to pour water onto the house to extinguish hotspots.
Three ambulances were called to stand by at the fire scene but police said no injuries were reported.
Property records show the house is owned by an LLC with a town of Maine address.
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