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At least 10 people were rescued from a burning building on Butternut Street between Hartley Street and Third Avenue in Syracuse early Sunday morning, including a one month old baby, according to Syracuse firefighters.

The Syracuse fire chief told NewsChannel 9 that the fire started just before 1:30 a.m. in the three-story building. Monds says when the fire crews arrived there was thick smoke and flames coming from the first floor. He said several people were hanging out the windows trying to escape.

The fire chief said at least ten people were rescued through windows and five others were rescued during a search of the building. He said one of the victims found inside was an unconscious adult who was carried by firefighters.

The chief said that due to the severity of the fire and the number of people trapped inside, a second alarm went off and more than 50 firefighters were brought to the scene.

The chief said that due to the severity of the fire and the number of people trapped inside, a second alarm went off and more than 50 firefighters were brought to the scene.

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to five adults and two children affected by the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.


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