Fire crews responded to a house fire on the 600-block of Herkimer Rd. in Utica this morning.
Police say there were no reported injuries. William Kherli, the sole resident, did get out the house safely. Kherli says he was reading his mail when he smelled smoke. Officials had to block off a section of Herkimer Road and redirected traffic.
Crews were able to get the fire under control within 25 minutes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.