A Binghamton woman was hurt when a fast-moving blaze ripped through a two-story house in the city's First Ward.

The fire in the two-family building at 44 Lake Avenue was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.

The woman who owns the property said she was in her second-floor apartment when she noticed smoke was coming from the first floor.

Binghamton firefighters pour water on a building at 44 Lake Avenue after a flare-up on February 6, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton firefighters pour water on a building at 44 Lake Avenue after a flare-up on February 6, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The owner of the house was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment of smoke inhalation. She said the fire apparently started in the kitchen of the first floor apartment.

The two people who resided on the lower level of the building apparently were not injured.

A Binghamton firefighter on Lake Avenue on February 6, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A Binghamton firefighter on Lake Avenue on February 6, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Firefighters were on the scene for a few hours. They were called back to the building around 3:10 p.m. when the fire reignited in the upper portion of the house.

The Red Cross was called to assist those who were left homeless as a result of the fire.

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