First responders called to late-night attic fire in Seneca Falls

First responders were called to a fire on Elm Street in the town of Seneca Falls during the evening hours on Thursday.

Police say the call came in around 10:45 p.m. to the Seneca County 911 Center for the smell of smoke inside a residence.

The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department responded along with the Seneca Falls Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance.

Police say heavy smoke was showing from the attic area, and an active fire was declared. Firefighters worked quickly to contain it.

The Seneca Falls Fire Department received metal aid support from Waterloo, Fayette, and Aurelius fire departments. It was declared under control after about 30 minutes.

A fire investigation team was called to the scene, but the cause was determined to be electrical.

No injuries were reported, according to police.

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