Posted at: 04/12/2013 7:14 AM
Nine people were forced out of their home because of an early morning fire in downtown Rochester.
It happened shortly before 5 a.m. Friday in a house on Portsmouth Terrace off of University Avenue. Fire officials tell us that the fire started in a stairwell and then moved into the walls.
The building has six apartment units and nine people were in the house at the time. All of them made it out safely.
News10NBC is told that the smoke detectors were working and alerted the residents inside.