Five people displaced after Scotia fire

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The Red Cross is helping five people after a fire tore through their home in Schenectady County.

The fire happened Saturday night on Sacandaga Road in Scotia.

It was a two-family home. Three adults and two children lived there. They are being provided shelter, food and clothing.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

According to the Scotia Fire Department, three people and animals were trapped inside when they arrived. Firefighters were able to guide everyone who was trapped on the second-floor to safety. They also rescued some cats and dogs.

There was heavy fire towards the back of the house. At one point, the roof collapsed, making things hard for the firefighters. Three firefighters were evaluated for minor injuries.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victims.