Late night fire destroys home of 12 Cornell students

Mar 18, 2014
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A fire on Eddy Street in Ithaca destroyed the home of 12 Cornell University students. (Photo Provided by Ithaca Fire Department)
Julie McMahon ¦ jmcmahon@syracuse.comBy Julie McMahon ¦ 
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on March 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM, updated March 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Ithaca, N.Y. -- A late night fire on Eddy Street in Ithaca gutted a three-story house and left 12 Cornell students without a home.

No one was injured in the fire, the Ithaca Fire Department reports.

When firefighters arrived at 202 Eddy St. around 1 a.m. Friday morning, they saw flames coming up through the roof, the fire department said.

The department said that investigators had not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The Ithaca Journal reports that two of the 12 student-residents were home when the blaze started.

eddy st firefighter.jpgWhen firefighters arrived at the fire around 1 a.m. Friday, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the top floor of the building.

By the time firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames coming from the top floor of the building, the students had safely escaped, the Journal reported.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames within two hours.

The university is assisting the displaced students with finding new housing, the Journal reported.