Fire erupts in Troy for second time in two days

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A fire broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of 6th Avenue in Troy.

This is the second fire in less than 24 hours and the third fire in less than a week.

Troy Fire Chief Eric McMahon says the fire was venting out of the second floor window.

Six people were inside at the time of the fire, but they all made it out unharmed.

“The people from the upper floors were able to leave the structure out of the backside of the building,” McMahon said.

3 units inside the building sustained damage from the fire.

Despite the damage, McMahon said the building is still salvageable.

Freezing temperatures made it difficult for crews. At the time of the fire, it was a mere 17 degrees outside.

“Obviously when your spray water, the water makes contact with the ground and makes for slippery conditions,” McMahon said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.