Three Injured Jumping from Window of Burning Southside Binghamton Home
City of Binghamton fire officials say they found three residents of a South Side house lying on the ground after they had jumped from a second floor window of their burning home overnight November 7-8.
The fire at 83 Rush Avenue near Binghamton General Hospital was reported at midnight.
Binghamton Fire Department officials say when they arrived and found the home’s occupants had jumped from the window, several ambulances were called to the scene and all three residents were taken to Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment. The extent of their injuries was unknown.
Officials say a Binghamton firefighter was also being evaluated at the hospital for injuries suffered battling the blaze. While the extent of those injuries was not available, authorities said they did not believe they were serious.
The fire damage was mainly to the front of the house but the flames had extended to the attic and through the roof in the less than half hour it took for firefighters to have the blaze knocked down.
Firefighters remained on the scene for a couple hours.
The investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.
The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross was called into assist those burned out of the home.
While the damage to the home is fairly extensive, the building is not believed to be a total loss.
The house was believed to be a single-family home.
Electricity to several dozen homes surrounding the fire scene was interrupted for about an hour.
Rush Avenue runs parallel to Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks South and west of Binghamton General Hospital. The grey, three-story home is situated a couple houses north of the intersection with Aldrich Avenue.