Two People Dead After Early Morning Fire on High Street

Two People Dead After Early Morning Fire on High Street


Web Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Fire Department confirms that two of the three people seriously injured in this morning’s fire have died. The third remains in guarded condition.

Firefighters originally said a woman and her two children suffered the most serious injuries. A total of nine people were injured.

This all started at a home on High Street off of North Goodman just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters who entered the burning home pulled a mother and her two children out. Another adult and two children from the home were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

“When a firefighter comes on scene of something like this of this nature when we know people are inside, we take it personally. We really do,” said Willie Jackson, RFD deputy chief. “It’s like they’re our family. We want to make sure we can get them out, rescue them and do everything we can go them a chance for survival. My hats are off to those firefighters who pushed that heavy smoke and fire and heat to get to those victims. They did an excellent job getting them out. They gave them every chance of survival that they could give them.”

Three firefighters were injured while fighting the fire. their injuries are not considered life threatening.

There were working smoke detectors in the home.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.