DELMAR, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Two buildings were destroyed, and eight families were displaced after a fire in Delmar on Tuesday. The fire took place at an apartment complex on Equinox Court.
Crews were called to Buildings 9 and 11 around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after someone saw flames while driving down Kenwood Avenue. Both buildings were fully engulfed and are now a total loss.
It took multiple fire crews around two hours to put out the blaze. They had some challenges with the water pressure due to the complex being on a dead end.
“We still had water, but it wasn’t enough to knock both of these buildings down. Plus, we were fighting two fires at the same time, so both buildings were totally engulfed in flames, so it took more water to do that.”
Eight families were displaced and are receiving help from the Red Cross. Officials said one firefighter is being evaluated but is said to be doing okay.
Police are asking the public to avoid Kenwood Avenue between Orchard Street and Cherry Avenue Extension while crews remain at the scene. A cause for the fire is under investigation.