Troy firefighters battle house fire in subzero temperatures

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We’re following breaking news out of Troy.

Crews battled a fire in the bitter cold Saturday morning.

The fire broke out 5:30 a.m. in a house on Second Avenue.

Troy firefighters say there was a woman who was trapped and was helped to safety by the fire crews.

We’re told the fire spread to a second house.

Both houses are heavily damaged.

One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital.

At the time of the call the temperature was -13 with a windchill in the -30’s. Hand lines were freezing and any water on the ground was immediately freezing creating hazardous conditions for the firefighters.

We talked to the president of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 86 about the challenges of fighting the fire in the cold.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.