A fire spread from a vacant, boarded-up house to another home as firefighters arrived at the scene late Sunday night at Midler Meadows Trailer Park, East Syracuse Fire Chief Lenny DiBello said.
Neighbors started calling 911 at 10:46 p.m. to report the fire on North Midler Avenue in the town of DeWitt.
A DeWitt police officer who arrived at the scene first confirmed the house was on fire. East Syracuse’s fire chief said he arrived within four to five minutes. Everyone was out of the homes safely, but the fire was spreading, he said.
“Flames were coming through the roof,” DiBello said.
East Syracuse, DeWitt, Fayetteville, Manlius, Solvay, Liverpool, Mattydale, Minoa and North Syracuse fire departments, EAVES ambulance and Onondaga County Emergency Management responded.