Fire forces six from Troy home

Red Cross helping two people after Troy fire

The Red Cross is now helping two people after a Sunday evening fire on in Troy.

A fire forced six people from their Troy home on Sunday.

Fire broke out at about 4:40 p.m. at a the three-unit apartment building at 251 4th St. The fire originated on the third floor of building, according to Troy Fire Assistant Chief Rich Cellucci.

Two people live on each floor of the building. Everyone made it out safely, Cellucci said. 

It took about 40 minutes to get the fire under control. The building is structurally sound but cannot be occupied due to smoke and water damage, he said.

No one was hurt. The Red Cross is helping a total of four people at this point.

The cause is under investigation, but Cellucci said it is not suspicious.

The Watervliet Fire Department and Watervliet Arsenal Fire Department assisted at the scene.