17 displaced by early morning fire in Troy

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Fire crews battled an early morning fire at a three-story building on 6th Avenue in Troy, Thursday.

Troy fire officials say the fire broke just after 3 A.M. Thursday morning. Residents living inside the building were evacuated as crews battled the fire located on the third floor.

One resident told NEWS10 she and her family were sleeping when the fire broke out.

“I felt really hot so I woke up, and I couldn’t see anything. I ran to the kitchen. My kitchen was on fire. I ran got my 4 older ones out of the house,” she said. “I grabbed my newborn baby and my one year old. I woke my boyfriend up. My boyfriend attempted to get the fire out, it didn’t work. My daughter came outside and called 911 and this is where we are.”

Officials believe the fire originated in the kitchen, however the cause remains under investigation at this time. No injuries have been reported.

The American Red Cross is assisting the building’s three displaced families, including six adults and 11 children in total.

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