Firefighters Hold Fire To A Room

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the overnight house fire in Milford. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union.

MILFORD – Firefighters were able to contain an early Friday morning house fire in Milford to the ceiling and attic in an upstairs bedroom.

Milford Fire Chief Virgil Sharp said they received a call around 1:35 a.m. Friday of a house fire at 105 S. James St. Within 15 minutes of arriving on scene, they were tearing the ceiling down to make sure they got all of the fire out, he said.

The cause of the fire was undetermined as of Friday afternoon.

A family was renting and living in the home. It is owned by K-Development Inc., Syracuse, according to county online records.

Members of the family were awake and had smelled smoke, Sharp said. No injuries were reported as everyone got out safely, he stated. No firemen were injured either.

Along with the Milford Fire Department, Sharp said he asked fire departments from Leesburg and Syracuse for manpower.