Firefighter Injured in Industrial Fire - No Fire Sprinklers

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Syracuse, NY-- Syracuse firefighters responded to a fire at an industrial building Tuesday evening that left one firefighter with a minor injury.

The fire occurred around 5:20 p.m. at 360 N. Midler Ave., Onondaga County 911 reported.

The fire began in a red brick industrial building that has been used for many manufacturing operations over the years, Deputy Chief Steve Cavuto said, but the building is now chopped up into several storage areas and personal garages.

The fire began in one of those personal garages and spread to several large subdivided areas before crews could contain the fire, he said. Several cars were destroyed in the fire.

A Syracuse firefighters suffered a minor injury when his face was cut on some metal, Cavuto said. The firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to be released. No other injuries were reported he said.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, Cavuto said. That was largely because firefighters had to drag several hose lines several hundred yards in from the street to the fire.

"Fires like that are labor intensive," Cavuto said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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