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5 flee fire this morning in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2014 at 12:00 am

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MEDINA – Five people were able to get out of a house on fire this morning at 413 Prospect Ave.

The Medina Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 3:29 a.m. Two adults and three children were trapped inside. Medina police were also at the scene and put a ladder on the back of the house. That allowed firefighters to safely carry down the three children and assist the two adults.

Firefighters then gained entry to the house and found fire on the staircase to the second floor, said Steve Cooley, a Medina firefighter.

The fire was extinguished in less than ten minutes from the time of dispatch. Crews remained on scene checking for fire extension and clearing the structure of smoke, Cooley said. Village of Medina crews were assisted by Shelby and Lyndonville firefighters.

Two families at the house do not have to be displaced, Cooley said. The damage was limited to the stairs and an area leading to the upper apartment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Medina Fire Department, Medina Police Department, and Orleans County fire investigators.