At least 10 people are displaced after a fire at an Irondequoit apartment complex.
Firefighters said a building at Northside Manor on Onondaga Road caught fire around 12:30 a.m.
Five units inside were damaged by smoke and flames.
Firefighters said with a building this size, they had to send in extra crews to make sure everyone got out safely, including one feline stuck inside.
"With five apartments, we had to dedicate a couple crews to search,” said Chief Steve Sessler with the Ridge-Culver Fire District. “Got a couple lines in service pretty quick. And then a couple companies, searching departments to make sure everyone was out. There was a lot of smoke in the central hallway so we had to verify that. We were able to do that relatively quickly."
"I just kept saying ‘my cat, my cat,’ I couldn't get my cat,” said resident Katelyn Thomas. “I felt really guilty. We got out okay, and luckily she did too. It was really scary. The ambulance came over and looked at her to make sure she was okay. I couldn't thank them enough. I couldn't thank all the fire departments here enough."
No person, or cat, was injured.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear.