Dog dies, two hurt in Coxsackie fire

Fire destroys apartment in Coxsackie

Fire destroys apartment in Coxsackie

Two people were injured and their dog died in an apartment fire in Coxsackie on Tuesday.

Firefighters were called just after 1 p.m. to a report of a structure fire at 1344 Flint Mine Road. 

The fire started in the kitchen in one apartment of the three-unit apartment building, according to Coxsackie Fire Chief Shawn Burdick.

Three firefighters from a different fire company happened to be jogging by and noticed the fire. They had a fire extinguisher in their truck and were able to get a head start on fighting the blaze.

When Coxsackie firefighters arrived, there were flames coming out of a window, Burdick said. It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

Two people had minor burns and were taken to Albany Medical Center, Burdick said. The family was not able to save their dog.

The apartment is a total loss due to smoke and heat damage. The fire was contained to that unit, Burdick said.

The cause is under investigation.

Other fire companies that assisted at the scene include Athens, West Athens, Hudson and Earlton.