Ladder Rescues in Rochester, NY


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Firefighters rescued two men off the roof of a house on the city’s northwest side early Sunday morning after a fire broke out on the first floor.

It happened just a few blocks from the firehouse on Emerson Street around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters said the fire blocked the two men from getting downstairs so they went out second floor window onto the porch roof.

Firefighters arrived on scene and rescued the men before putting out the fire. They said the first floor had extensive damage, and there was significant smoke damage to the second and third floors.

One man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation but is expected to be okay.

The cause remains under investigation.

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