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Kids help save family from Schenectady fire

March 27, 2019 12:31 PM

SCHENECTADY - A 10-year old girl and 5-year-old boy helped save their family from an early morning fire in Schenectady on Wednesday.

The fire broke out at that fire broke out around 8 a.m. on Georgetta Dix Plaza. That's just up the hill from the main fire station and the Schenectady County Office Building.

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Four adults and five kids ranging in age from 1 to 10 all got out, despite the fact the fire spread so quickly.

"We had a problem with one of the hydrants, initially, which we overcame. Then, we lost the second hydrant. We called for Niskayuna and Scotia to bring us third and fourth hydrants from the surrounding area. So we had a bit of a challenge, but we overcame that," explained Chief Ray Senecal with the Schenectady Fire Department.

To hear from the 10-year-old girl, along with other fire victims about how they escaped, watch the video of John Craig's story.

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WNYT Staff

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