SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – At 1:34 a.m. on Sunday, a fire spread throughout a Schenectady home located at 2092 Foster Avenue, heavily damaging it.
Three adults, one child, three dogs and two birds, who were inside of the home at the time of the fire, all made it out safely.
The Red Cross is assisting the former residents.
Schenectady Police also assisted at the scene of the fire. Upon arrival, police officers learned that, while all of the human residents had made their ways safely out of the home, three dogs and two birds remained inside.
When police arrived, the entire front of the house was in flames. Six officers entered the burning house, in an attempt to rescue the animals from the fire.
All of the dogs and birds were located by Schenectady Police officers and safely removed. One officer was bit in the hand by one of the dogs, and was taken to Ellis Hospital for the injury.
A cause for the fire has not yet been determined, and investigation is ongoing.