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Fire crews responding to house fire on Saratoga Avenue


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Fire crews were called to a residence on Saratoga Avenue on Friday evening to reports of a structure fire.

The home was found to be abandoned — the Battalion Chief says it was broken into and a fire was started.

Firefighters said the house was boarded up with the exception of one side door, and all utilities had been previously cut.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire on the first floor.

According to firefighters, the walls throughout the first floor had been gutted, which left a large amount of debris covering the floors.

Firefighters said the fire also burned a hole through the floor and other holes were observed throughout the first floor area.

Firefighters deemed the house as unsafe and a red placard was placed on the front post to warn fire department personnel who may respond to this house again.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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