"No occupants or firefighters were injured in the blaze" when the Ithaca Fire Department responded to a house fire at 407 Dryden Road in Collegetown early Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Thomas T. Basher says a passerby reported smoke coming from the second floor at 12:30pm.
407 Dryden Road, the scene of a Wednesday afternoon fire. Photo courtesy of IFD.Engine 9 was able to respond quickly from Station 9 on College Avenue, just a couple of blocks from the two and a half story home, and crews quickly evacuated the building and began working to extinguish the fire.
It took about two hours to put out the fire, which Basher says was contained in a wall running from the basement to the second floor. Bangs Ambulance stood by as firefighters worked in this afternoon's 90-degree temperatures.
Dryden Road, which we reported earlier that drivers should avoid, has now reopened to traffic between College Avenue and the Five Corners intersection at Ithaca Road.