EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Several fire departments responded to battle a fire on West Commercial Street in East Rochester on Monday morning.
The call came in around 5:45 a.m. Officials say the fire started on the first floor, where renovations were being done after a business has moved out. The smoke alarms went off, which alerted the two residents living in the upstairs apartments who were able to escape along with a pet cat.
The cat was originally accounted for, but was found with small burns and will be taken to an area vet for check up.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The chief of the East Rochester Fire Department credited the smoke detectors with saving the lives of the residents saying they alerted them to get up and get out.
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