City firefighters quickly extinguished a kitchen fire about 7:30 p.m. at 123 Port Watson St., said Chief Wayne Friedman.
No one was injured in the fire but a family was displaced from their residence, Friedman said. Volunteers from the Red Cross were at the home and aiding the family, he said.
There was smoke damage throughout the house, Friedman said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The upstairs tenants of the two-family residence discovered the fire, he said, adding there were smoke detectors in the house.
Cortlandville and Homer fire departments were standing by in case aid was necessary, Friedman said.
The house is a tan-sided residence next to the old, red coalhouse by the railroad tracks, according to images on Google maps.
City tax records show the two-family residence is owned by Douglas E. Withey, of Hoy Road, Cortlandville, and has a full-market value of $56,000.