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Rochester firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in strong winds

Dec 6, 2017

Credit Veronica Volk / WXXI News

Rochester firefighters were called out to a two-alarm fire on Tuesday night in the South Wedge neighborhood.  It happened just before 8:30 at the corner of Gregory Street and South Clinton Avenues.

When firefighters got there, they found heavy black smoke pouring out of all three stories of a large, mixed use building at 699 South Clinton. That situation, coupled with the strong winds and not knowing how many people were inside caused a 2nd alarm to be called.

Fire crews did find that everyone had gotten out of the building, and no injuries were reported.  

Credit Lt. Dana Cieslinski / Rochester Fire Dept.

It took about an hour to get it under control.

The building contains 2 businesses and 7 apartments.

The Red Cross is helping 11 adults and 3 children.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.