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House fire in Delmar injures 6, kills pet

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DELMAR, N.Y. – A Sunday morning house fire in Delmar injured six before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

According to the Delmar Fire Departments Assistant Fire Chief Arlie Hedges, two occupants of the home, a husband and wife, were taken to Albany Medical Center for smoke inhalation. Both are in stable condition.

Four firefighters were injured during the course of putting out the flames. One sustained a minor ankle sprain and was taken to St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, and the other three firefighters suffered minor "bumps and bruises."

Police confirm one cat died in the fire and a second cat has yet to be found.

The Delmar Fire Department responded to the scene just before midnight, where they found the fire had started on the first floor.

"The fire did progress pretty quickly through the house which kind of hindered our performance in terms of being able to save most of the structure," Hedges said.

The home sustained extensive damage, but is not considered suspicious by officials at this time.

Delmar Fire Department was assisted by Elsmere, Selkirk, Slingerlands, North Bethlehem, Westmere Fire Departments, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Sheriff Paramedics.

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