Syracuse firefighters responded to two overnight fires on Sept. 17 within an hour of each other.
An apartment building fire broke out at 715 Danforth Street around 3:35 a.m., which was followed by a house fire that broke out around 4:19 a.m. at 132 Lilac Street, where a man was rescued from the fire.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and found flames coming out of the back of a two-and-a-half-story apartment building. Crews began to stretch hoses into the building’s rear and discovered a car was fully enveloped in flames in a carport under the building.
Crews were able to extinguish the car on fire. Other crews found the fire had spread to the inside of the building, but those flames were quickly put out, SFD said.
The fire was declared to be out after roughly 50 minutes.