GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fire crews were on the scene of a structure fire affecting multiple apartment units in the village of Green Island. Officials had temporarily shut down the Green Island Bridge to give firefighters a better shot at knocking it down.

The fire began raging at the River’s Edge Apartment complex early Thursday afternoon. Roads immediately surrounding the scene of the fire were also closed.

Watervliet, Green Island, Troy, Watervliet Arsenal, and Cohoes Fire Departments were all on the scene and investigators were there after the fire was out to determine what may have sparked it.

Assistant Chief Matthew Lansing of the Green Island Fire Department said firefighters faced heavy flames and smoke upon arrival. ““Very heavy fire condition on the second floor. Very heavy fire condition in the rear as well. Right now all residents have been verbally accounted for,” he added.

News10’s Anya Tucker spoke with residents who lost their belongings and they told her they were taking things in stride and just glad that there was no loss of life.