MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. – The fire that spread through two homes in Mechanicville
started in the kitchen of the first home, but the origin of the blaze had been
The fire started at 251 South Third Ave. around 5:30 p.m. Friday, and the origin
of the fire was found to be in the first floor kitchen area.
The fire spread to 253 South Third Ave., and a bedridden elderly man was
rescued by firefighters from the home.
K9's were brought in from the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control and
did not determine any accelerant or intentional fire. It was hard to pin point
an exact cause due to the severe amount of damage to structure.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, but one dog and a cat
died in the blaze.
The building where the fire originated was deemed unsafe
and torn down overnight.
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