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 declared undetermined.
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.