Albany firefighters knockdown early morning fire on Independence Day

Albany County
Olive Tree Lane fire. (Albany Fire Department)

Olive Tree Lane fire. (Albany Fire Department)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Early Sunday morning, the C Platoon of the Albany Fire Department responded to the scene of a house fire on Olive Tree Lane, off of upper New Scotland Avenue.

The arriving fire crew encountered a “well-advanced” structure fire, with flames visible through the roof of the single-family home from the street.

According to a Facebook post from the Albany Permanent Professional Firefighters Association at about 9 a.m. on Sunday, crews went to a defensive posture while protecting exposures. They said that two firefighters were sent to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Photos below courtesy of Albany Professional Firefighter IAFF Local 2007

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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