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Two injured in Schenectady fire on Thursday morning


Fire Displaces Families and Injures Two in Schenectady

NEW YORK – A Thursday morning fire in⁣ the Mont ⁣Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady displaced multiple families and injured two people, including one firefighter, city ‌Fire Chief Don Mareno said.

Mareno described the injuries to the firefighter and one resident as minor and non-life-threatening.

The ‌fire ​was reported⁤ shortly before 4:30 a.m. at 1223 8th Ave., Mareno ‌said.

The building had three units and everyone⁢ made it out. The ​injured firefighter was treated at the scene ​and taken to Ellis Hospital, Mareno said.

The local Red Cross responded to⁤ assist ⁣the home’s residents.

Firefighters got the‌ blaze under control in about 35 minutes, Mareno said.

The cause of ⁢the fire remained under⁢ investigation.

Photos from the scene⁢ from our Peter R. Barber.

Community Support: The local community has ⁤come together to support the families affected⁤ by the fire, with donations pouring in‌ to help them get back on their feet. If you would like​ to ⁤contribute, please contact the local Red Cross or visit their website⁢ for more information.

Fire Safety​ Tips: In light of this incident, it’s important to review ‌fire safety measures with⁤ your family. Make sure to have working smoke alarms, an escape‍ plan, and a designated meeting⁣ spot in case of a ⁣fire. Stay safe!

Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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