UPDATE: Fire blasted out of a second story window spreading rapidly throughout the older home. Flames and smoke could be seen as far as Water Street.
Fire officials say at least 2 people were inside the house at the time, but all were able to get out safely.
According to Elmira’s Deputy Fire Chief a full investigation will go into how the fire started, as it is unclear at this time.
We will continue to follow this story.
Fire crews are on the scene of a house fire at 3rd Street in the City of Elmira.
Smoke could be seen pouring out of the home.
The fire happened just after 9 p.m. at a home located near the 4-hundred block of Friendly Place.
No confirmation on whether anyone was inside, or the cause of the fire.
As of 9:41 p.m. fire crews were able to get the fire knocked out.
18 NEWS is on the scene and will bring you updates as we get them.