The Red Cross helps 2 families after Schenectady fire

Volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to seven people after a fire Saturday night at 835 Davis Terrace in Schenectady.

The call came in at 8:44 p.m. Saturday night, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said.

It was a two-family house, the Schenectady fire department said.

Most of the residents were able to get out on their own.

Two people were treated on scene for minor injuries.

There are no injuries to any firefighters.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to three adults and four children, in two families.

Volunteers also offered emotional support, health services, and comfort kits containing personal care items, as well as blankets. 

In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.  

The fire is still under investigation, although it does not appear to be suspicious.

The home is fixable.