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Fire destroys Clifton Park apartment building


CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – A fire destroyed an apartment building in Clifton Park on Sunday.

Fire crews say the fire at Hollandale Apartments broke out in a first floor apartment in a back den at around 11:30 a.m.

Everyone in the building made it out safely thanks to an alert neighbor, but they are now struggling to deal with the loss.

"I was sitting there visiting with my husband, and I heard my name hollered and somebody was banging on my door and I ran to the door and opened up the door and the smoke billowed into our apartment," said resident Gloria Jacobsen.

Thanks to the warning, Jacobsen and her husband were able to escape the flames. Four families have been displaced due to the fire.

"I've got borrowed clothes, borrowed shoes. Borrowed coat. We have nothing. The only thing that came out with us is this and our car keys. That was the only thing we had time for," said Jacobsen. 

The apartment manager has secured a hotel room for Jacobsen, and the Red Cross is helping with food and clothing but as for a permanent home, she fears the unknown.

"We don't even know where we're going to be staying, where we're going to be living. We know nothing yet. We're just kind of like in between," she said.

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