Fire Investigators are releasing more information about a blaze that damaged a five-family apartment house in Johnson City November 3.

Officials responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside the building on Grand Avenue at 6:52 p.m. but found everyone had gotten out with one resident jumping from a second story window.

A pet cat and snake were rescued.

Firefighters were on the scene for close to six hours, putting out hot-spots and clearing the site.

The Fire Marshall’s office says crews were met by intense fire blowing from the first and second floor windows in the front of the two-story building and braved pitch-black conditions and high heat to search for anyone inside.  Binghamton Firefighters also responded to provide additional rescuers and resources.

Officials say they found only one person was in the building at the time of the fire.

The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist four of the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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