City of Cortland Fire Department puts out two fires in four hours – Cortland Voice

The City of Cortland Fire Department had a busy Thursday afternoon and evening as firefighters extinguished two fires within four hours of each other.

Imperial Motel. (Photo Source: Timothy A. Bennett/The Voice of Cortland)

According to a press release from the city’s fire department, the first fire took place around 3:30 p.m. at the Imperial Motel on Port Watson Street. Upon arrival, city firefighters noticed “light smoke” coming from the motel building.

The statement noted that city firefighters found “a fire in the walls and ceiling” in one of the rooms in the motel building. Firefighters were sent to the roof to “check (an) extension and prepare to ventilate” the top of the building.

The fire in the motel building was “under control within 10 minutes,” the statement said. One person was moved from the building, but no injuries were reported.

11 Evergreen Street (Photo Source: Timothy A. Bennett/The Cortland Voice)

Then at 7:15 p.m., the city fire department responded to a reported fire at a home on Evergreen Street, according to the release notes. Upon arrival, the statement said city firefighters discovered a “fire in the kitchen ceiling” of the home.

City firefighters brought the blaze under control “in approximately 10 minutes,” the statement noted. No injuries were reported.

Both fires are currently under investigation. The one on Evergreen Street is being investigated by the City Department’s Fire Investigation Team to “determine the cause and origin” of the fire, the statement said.

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