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Albany apartment fire displaces 7, including a child

Posted: Updated: March 17, 2014 10:18 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The American Red Cross is helping six adults and a child stay warm after a fire on Homestead Avenue in Albany.

Firefighters were called to the apartment building Sunday around 11:15 p.m. where they saw heavy smoke. A few minutes later they could see the flames inside a third floor window.

Crews evacuated the building successfully and then cut a hole in the roof to focus the direction of the flames. It took about 45 minutes for the fire to be extinguished. 

No one was injured by the fire, but the Battalion Chief said the icy ground was a problem. One firefighter slipped and cut his head but he is doing fine.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however it does appear accidental according to Deputy Chief Toomey.

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