A three-story home in Binghamton's First Ward was heavily damaged by a blaze that left about eight people without a place to stay.

Authorities said the fire at 31 Grace Street was reported around 6:20 a.m. Monday.

A Binghamton firetruck on Grace Street on January 22, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A Binghamton firetruck at the scene of a blaze in the First Ward on January 22, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The first firefighters on the scene reported flames could be seen on the first and second floors of the building.

Investigators believe six to eight people were inside the two-unit apartment house when the fire was discovered. Everyone was out of the building when police and firefighters arrived.

A Binghamton police department crime scene unit on Grace Street on January 22, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A Binghamton police department crime scene unit on Grace Street on January 22, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The main body of the fire was knocked down after 20 minutes.

The fire appeared to have started in a bedroom on the second floor. Fire and police department investigators were looking into the cause of the blaze but officials said the blaze did not appear to be suspicious.

The Red Cross was called to assist several adults who were left homeless by the fire.

VIDEO: A closer look at the scene of the blaze at 31 Grace Street on January 22, 2024.

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