Residents evacuated, 2 hospitalized after large apartment fire at Viking Apartments in Brockport

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BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WROC) — Multiple agencies responded to Viking Apartments and Townhouses on Wednesday morning for a fire that sent two residents to the hospital.

The Brockport Fire Department said crews got a call at 5:49 a.m. and by 8 a.m., the Brockport Fire Public Information Officer said the fire had been put out.

“When we arrived all the backside of the 700 building was on fire so that’s why we started the different alarm set up which draws in more man power from other towns,” Brockport Fire Chief Michael Menear said.

While firefighters continued to work the scene, residents waited outside for more information.

“There was no alarms nothing, our manager is trying to tell us there were alarms there was nothing just screaming and crying,” Judy Thompson said.

Like Thompson, many residents said they were concerned that they didn’t hear any sort of alarm.

“I can be cooking toast and my alarm will go off. And this incident nothing went off nothing I don’t understand what happened,” Jessica Tuttle said.

“That’s part of the investigation we won’t know that until the investigators are done,” Menear said about the alarm system in the buildings.

Buses have arrived on scene to keep residents warm while the firefighters continue to work and investigate the cause of the fire.

News 8 WROC will provide details as they become available.

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