A man is dead after a fire broke out in an apartment building on Syracuseâ??s west side early Wednesday morning.
A call was made to 911 at about 12:50 am with reports of a person on fire in an apartment at 732 West Onondaga Street.
When fire crews arrived, they found the man with serious burns. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, officials say.
Fire crews also found a fire on the second floor of the building. The fire took just over 20 minutes to knock down. Ten people were evacuated from the building. The Red Cross made arrangements for a Centro bus to be brought to the building where the displaced residents could keep warm and have a snack until the power was restored to the building.
One resident whose apartment was completely destroyed was provided a hotel and money for food, clothing and storage for personal items.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
This is the same building where convicted serial killer Nicholas Wiley brutally murdered three women in April and May 2004.
Wiley was found guilty of first degree murder and three counts of second degree murder in the killing of Lottie Thompson, Hannah Finnerty and Tammy Passineau.