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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Schenectady Firefighters Tackle Two Fires on Sunday


SCHENECTADY – A challenging day ⁣for ⁣Schenectady’s ​bravest as they‌ tackled two​ separate fires on ⁤Sunday, according to ​Fire ⁣Chief Don‌ Mareno.

Fortunately, no casualties were ‌reported from either incident.

The first fire broke out just shy ‌of 11 ‍a.m. at ⁣a residence⁢ located at 712 Windsor‌ Terrace, ‍as reported by Mareno.

Upon arrival, firefighters were met⁣ with thick smoke billowing from the rear of the ⁤building, with the⁤ fire threatening to ⁤spread ​to adjacent homes, Mareno added.

The quick-thinking ⁢firefighters promptly evacuated ​all three homes in‌ the vicinity.‌ They managed to‍ get the fire⁤ under⁢ control within half ‍an hour and completely extinguished within ‍the hour, ⁤Mareno proudly‌ stated.

The Red ‌Cross swiftly responded ​to the scene, providing assistance to four residents, comprising of two adults and two children.

The cause of⁤ the fire is ⁢still under‌ investigation.

The second fire ‌was reported‍ shortly after 7:30 p.m. at a property on 1811 Ulster St., Mareno informed.

Firefighters arrived ⁢to find⁤ a ​fierce fire engulfing the right side of the home.‍ The sole occupant was able ⁣to safely evacuate without assistance, Mareno confirmed.

The firefighters​ were ⁤able⁣ to‍ extinguish this fire in ​approximately 40 minutes.

The investigation into the cause of⁢ the second fire is also ongoing.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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  1. Agree – Great job to the Schenectady firefighters for their quick response and bravery in tackling not just one, but two fires on Sunday! Their dedication and hard work are truly commendable.

  2. Amazing job Schenectady firefighters, your immense courage and swift action in battling both fires on Sunday is truly admirable! #HeroesAmongUs


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