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1 dead in Syracuse apartment fire

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse Fire Department said a woman in her 60’s died in an apartment fire, early Saturday morning.

According to a press release, the fire at the Valley Vista Apartments at 122 West Seneca Turnpike was reported to 911 at 12:11 a.m.

The fire department said the fire was located in an apartment on the second floor. In that apartment they found the victim, unconscious and suffering from burns. She was transported to a local hospital.

“Despite the valiant efforts of firefighters during the rescue operation, the victim perished from her injuries,” The Syracuse Fire Department said in a news release.

At this time, the woman’s name is not being released.

The fire was contained to the second-floor apartment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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