Off-duty firefighter praised for rescue efforts in apartment fire

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ALBANY — An off-duty firefighter is being praised for his actions after rescuing people from a burning building.

It happened on Picotte Drive Saturday morning.

The Albany Professional Firefighters Association posted to its Facebook that when the call came in, people were trapped. The post says an off-duty firefighter, who lives next door to the apartment, helped the people who were on the second floor jump out a window.

Two people were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be okay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.