Fire damages Cascade Township home
Firefighters from Rochester, Byron and Pine Island worked Sunday morning to extinguish a house fire in the 2100 block of 67th Street Northwest in Cascade Township.
Residents of the home awoke to discover fire in the house a about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a Rochester Fire Department press release. All of the occupants escaped on their own without injury.
Damage to the structure was extensive, though no formal estimate was released.
"When we arrived, the fire was showing through the roof of the house," Rochester Fire Department Battalion Chief Kris Jungels said. The fire initially was burning on the main floor, but a second area of flames on the basement level became apparent, making it a two-pronged effort. Officials from both the fire and police departments said the house might be a total loss.
There were no hydrants in the area, so water was shuttled using tankers.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
"It was a fairly long incident for us," Rochester Fire Department Battalion Chief Kris Jungels said.
Two shifts of firefighting crews fought the blaze and some firefighters came in on overtime to help.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.