Firefighters released from hospital after Schenectady fire
August 29, 2018 01:37 PM
SCHENECTADY - An overnight fire in Schenectady sent three firefighters to the hospital for heat-related conditions. All three have since been treated and released: one at Albany Med, two at Ellis Hospital.
Fire crews were called to 1134 Albany Street around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The first floor of the building is a convenience store, while the second floor holds apartments.
"Fighting fires are difficult as a norm and just with the heat and humidity and the stubbornness of that fire, it just added to the difficulty level," said Deputy Fire Chief Don Mareno. "Upstairs a couple of apartments, just not a normal layout, cut up differently than we normally find."
The Schenectady Fire Department is working to determine the cause.
Albany Street was closed early Wednesday morning between Kelton Avenue and Brandywine Avenue, but is now back open.
3 firefighters treated for heat related injuries and released last night. #fire broke out last night 10:30 #Schenectady on Albany St. & Kelton Ave. Roads are reopening. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/hZnIQRt2zS— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) August 29, 2018
This morning in #Schenectady @RedCrossENY volunteers aid family of four - 2 adults 2 kids ages 1&4 - after Albany St. #fire. Financial assistance for necessities inc. food and clothing, emotional support, personal care & stuffed animals. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/EY2YtwgD9B— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) August 29, 2018
Updated: August 29, 2018 01:37 PM
Created: August 29, 2018 06:22 AM
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