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Massive fire destroys now 6 homes in Albany

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ALBANY, N.Y. - A fire on Park Avenue in Albany has destroyed six homes Sunday night, leaving at least 22 people homeless and concerns of collapse.

Fire officials said the massive fire started inside 60 Park Avenue just after 8:00 p.m. Sunday, quickly spreading to the neighboring units, affecting six units total. They say by the time firefighters arrived on scene at least three houses were fully engulfed. It took more than four hours and dozens of firefighters to get the flames under control.

On Monday morning, firefighters were still on the scene putting out hot spots.

Fire investigators say residents were able to self-evacuate and there were no injuries reported.

The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the nine families who were displaced due to the fire.

Fire officials said the cause of the blaze is still unclear. Investigators are working to decide which homes will be torn down, saying the homes at 60 Park Avenue and next door are total losses.

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