Photo: Firefighters working hard to battle the fire. (NEWS CENTER)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three homes were damaged by a fire on Orange Street in Albany Thursday.
All residents made it out of the houses safely, but one firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was taken away on a stretcher to be checked out at the hospital.
Tarena Walker was inside one of the three buildings when the fire broke out.
"It was very scary because I just lost everything," she said.
Walker made sure she got her kids out safely before firefighters arrived on scene. When they did, all three homes were fully involved. Firefighters smashed out windows as they worked to extinguish the flames.
With so much destroyed, Walker knows she probably won't be able to go back home.
"My life, my kids – everything, their baby's books, clothes, everything that I cannot get back," she said.
The fire was extinguished within the hour even as firefighters worked under the oppressive heat.
The American Red Cross has stepped in and is helping the
32 victims, including 18 children that were displaced.
"It was just a disaster. People don't know what they
are going to do. They are trying to savage up their stuff so no one else can
get it that's why they boarded up the homes. It's a sad situation," said
neighbor Michael Hart.
There is no word, yet, from investigators on what caused the fire.
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