Police and fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that ripped through a two-story house in Binghamton.

The blaze at 8 Truesdell Street was reported around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.


Firefighters initially were told three people were trapped on the second floor of the burning building. They eventually determined everyone made it out of the building safely.

One Binghamton police officer was treated at Lourdes Hospital for smoke inhalation and released.

The blaze in the two-family building was declared extinguished just after 6 a.m.

Investigators believe the fire at 8 Truesdell Street may have started on the first floor. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

City fire marshal Alan Gardiner said investigators are focusing on the first floor as the area where the fire originated. He declined to discuss a possible cause.

Late Tuesday afternoon Binghamton police detective Lieutenant Cory Minor said the blaze remained under investigation.

The Red Cross was assisting the building's residents who were displaced by the fire.

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Police and fire department yellow tape on the porch of a house at 8 Truesdell Street on December 10, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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