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Fire at 33 Cottage Street in Troy, residents safely evacuated

October 12, 2017 11:56 PM

TROY - A fire broke out just before 9pm at 33 Cottage Street in Troy. Flames could be seen from across the Hudson River.

Firefighters were able to knock down the intense fire, quickly.

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About 30 residents were able to get out of the building safely. No injuries were reported.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with residents of the building at the scene who report no smoke detector alarms going off.

"Somebody was ringing all the doorbells and came running inside and said, fire, fire. I went outside, and I looked up and I called 911. I saw no sprinklers, no fire alarm for sure. If nobody came running in, I would have never known there was a fire," resident Lindsey Duffy said.

The fire chief estimates the Cottage Street Apartments were constructed in the 1960's or 1970's so there was no sprinkler system since it wasn't a building requirement at the time.

It is estimated that all 13 units in the apartment have been destroyed. The Red Cross is assisting those displaced.

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