One man was transported from the scene of a blaze that broke out in an apartment above an iconic downtown Binghamton restaurant.

Firefighters were called to 111 Chenango Street early Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported at 12:49 p.m.

The first police officers on the scene reported thick black smoke was coming from the third floor on the front side of the building.

Firefighters discovered a man inside the burning structure. He was brought down several flights of stairs and taken to a nearby ambulance.

A man was transported from the fire scene in a Superior Ambulance. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The man reportedly was transported to a hospital. Police patrol officers and detectives provided no information about his condition.


Representatives of Little Venice Restaurant could not be reached but a telephone recording indicated the business would be closed for the rest of the day.

According to the message, the restaurant was expected to reopen at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Binghamton police investigators at the scene of a fire at 111 Chenango Street on October 26, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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