Three rescued from Brighton fire
Updated: Friday, June 6 2014, 05:39 PM EDT
Brighton, N.Y. -- Firefighters rescued three people from a house fire early Friday morning.
Crews were called to a house with two apartments on Monroe Avenue, across from CVS, around 1:15 a.m. Firefighters said heavy smoke and flames were pouring from the building when they arrived.
Three people were trapped inside by smoke until firefighters pulled them out. They went to the hospital with minor injuries.
“The best way to make things better is to put the fire out, so we had one team working in the fire area, and then we have a team doing a search of the building,” said Brighton Fire Chief Stephen MacAdam. “As they were finding victims, we brought them out. After the primary search is done, we'll have another team go up through and do an extensive secondary search. Part of it helps when you have victims that are alert. They can let us know how many victims are in the building itself. We confirmed with the residents there were three. We still conducted the primary and secondary search to make sure we had no other victims.”
Firefighters said the fire started on the first floor and spread to the second, where the emergency call came from. The cause of the fire was under investigation.