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Crews battle blaze on Elizabeth Street in Albany

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Fire crews battled a fire on Elizabeth Street in Albany Wednesday night.

The call for a fire came in around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at 78 Elizabeth St. where flames were shooting through the roof, and heavy smoke filled the air.

Elizabeth Street and Second Avenue were closed as crews worked the scene. Responders fought the fire from the exterior of the two-story building.

A total of nine people were displaced because of the fire: a mother and six children lived on one floor, and a mother and two children lived on the other floor.

Penny Pittman was in the home at the time the fire started. She said she smelled smoke coming from downstairs and thought someone was burning something in the kitchen, but then fire alarms went off and the power went out.

Pittman said she grabbed what she could and ran outside.

"I lost everything I own," she said. "I lost everything. My kids' stuff; my ID. Everything."

Firefighters believe the fire started somewhere near the first floor. No one was injured.

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