Portland Ave apartment building destroyed in fire, set to be demolished

Portland Ave apartment building destroyed in fire, set to be demolished

Overview

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – Crews are investigating a fire at an apartment building on Portland Avenue.

It started Thursday morning.

A portion of Portland Avenue, near Clifford Avenue was closed Thursday morning while crews work to put out the fire.

Crews at the scene say the building is a loss and is scheduled to be demolished.

Firefighters said there was a point when they could not get inside to the hot spots due to structural instability.

Crews say no one was sent to the hospital.

There were no smoke detectors in the building, according to firefighters.

There is no word yet on a cause.

As of 8:47 a.m. the fire was under control.

This is a developing story. 13WHAM has a crew at the scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.