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Apartment Building Catches Fires on Mather Street

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At least one person is hospitalized after an apartment building catches fire in Binghamton.

Binghamton fire officials say there arrived on scene a little after 5 a.m. Sunday morning at 1 Mather Street.

The building consists of 26 units with 35 residents --- all were evacuated.
Fire officials say the lower floor of the building suffered significant smoke and water damage. The Binghamton assistant fire chief says they couldn't have brought everyone to safety without the help of local law enforcement.

"One of the things that made me happy though was I heard the smoke detectors in the building were still going off when I got here and so that certainly alerted some of the residents too, as well as like I said, the brave actions of the Binghamton Police Department, going in there without fire fighting gear and getting people out of the building. They really did a tremendous job," said Assistant Fire Chief of the Binghamton Fire Department Steve Faughnan.

Crews cleared the scene this afternoon around 3 p.m.


The Red Cross is assisting the affected residents.The cause of that fire is still under investigation.