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Alert neighbor prevents fire tragedy

Alert neighbor prevents fire tragedy

An alert neighbor may have helped avoid a tragedy last night.

The Ithaca Fire Department responded to a residence on Farm Street in Ithaca around 11pm Tuesday night to find a pot burning on a stove pumping smoke into the apartment.

Fire crews quickly removed the pot and vented the smoke, and after a quick search found a non-alert occupant in a bedroom.

The patient was brought out to paramedics and transported to Cayuga Medical Center for evaluation.

The Fire Department credits a working smoke detector and an alert neighbor for dialing 9-1-1 and alleviating the situation.

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