Albany fire leaves 7 people homeless

March 12, 2019 05:29 PM

Seven people are displaced after a late night fire in the 500 block of New Scotland Avenue in Albany. The fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Monday. 

Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory says the building had five individual units. He believes the fire started on the first floor before moving into the second floor and the roof. The fire department says the cause was accidental -- believed to be related to smoking.

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Monday night was windy and cold, which was a factor for the nearly 40 firefighters who responded to the two alarm fire. 

All occupants made it out safely before firefighters arrived. No firefighters were injured.

The home was set to be demolished on Tuesday afternoon.


Alyssa Plock

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