Several fire departments battled a fast-moving blaze that erupted in a two-family house near the iconic Cider Mill in Endicott.

The fire in the two-story building on South Nanticoke Avenue was reported around 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters sprayed water on a burning house on South Nanticoke Avenue on June 1, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Firefighters sprayed water on a burning house on South Nanticoke Avenue on June 1, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Initial reports from the scene indicated everyone was out of the house when the first firefighters arrived.

Flames were seen in the second floor and attic area of the building.

The fire broke out in a house near the entrance to the Cider Mill on Nanticoke Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The fire broke out in a house near the entrance to the Cider Mill on Nanticoke Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Two Union Volunteer Emergency Squad ambulances stood by at the scene. Medics evaluated two people for possible smoke inhalation.

Nanticoke Avenue was closed between Jennings Street and Union Street while firefighting operations were underway.

Fire units blocked Nanticoke Avenue at North Street on June 1, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Fire units blocked Nanticoke Avenue at North Street on June 1, 2023. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The Endicott Fire Department was assisted by units from Endwell, West Corners, Union Center and Vestal. The fire was knocked down after about an hour.

The fire delayed a scheduled 7:30 p.m. performance of a play at the Cider Mill Playhouse. The venue announced the performance would start 30 minutes later.

The Cider Mill itself was closed. It is to open for the season in August.

VIDEO: The scene of the fire on South Nanticoke Avenue on June 1, 2023.

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