Duplex Fire on Binghamton's Southside

By Alice Maggiore
By Brennan Smith

Duplex Fire on Binghamton's Southside

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 6:41 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) There were no injuries, but at least 7 people are homeless after an afternoon house fire in Binghamton.

The call to a duplex at 14 Livingston Street came in around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Binghamton Fire Department arrived to find heavy smoke.

They're still on the scene trying to figure out what sparked the fire.

Crews got the fire knocked down within 15 minutes, but are still working to put out hot spots.

At this time, the fire chief thinks it started in the kitchen, but investigators are still working to find the cause.

Flames tore through the second floor. The blaze was so hot it started to melt siding on the house next door.

Crews do not know how many people were home at the time of the fire.

A family lived on one side, including a mother and six children.

Binghamton University students lived on the other side.

The American Red Cross is assisting.

A dog was rescued. It was badly burned, but crews worked to resuscitate it.

It's now in the care of a veterinarian.