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Cause of Sheridan Ave fire under investigation

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A structure fire on Sheridan Ave in the City of Albany Thursday morning is under investigation.

Neighbors say the fire broke out at a home at 294 Sheridan Avenue around 3:00 am Thursday. The blaze quickly spread throughout the building, then spread to the exterior of neighboring homes, causing some heat damage.

"The firefighters, they know our area and they know what kind of structures are here," said Albany fire Chief Joseph Gregory. 'So it was a good job by our members as they came in. But it’s always a concern for us anytime structures are close to each other."

Crews battled the stubborn fire for hours Thursday morning, just blocks from where another fire engulfed multiple buildings on Sheridan Avenue in September.

Neighbors gathered on the sidewalk and nervously watched the smoke spread. One neighbor said he helped evacuate a neighboring building, including seven dogs and a woman in a wheelchair. 

 

Fire Chief Gregory says it's that helpful spirit that makes Albany such a resilient community.

The neighbors came to assist.The neighbors helped the other residents that were in the building and helped evacuate them and shelter them," said Gregory. "So Albany is a great city for that. Neighbors helping neighbors, that’s what it’s all about."

Luckily, no one was injured by the blaze. The Red Cross is assisting all affected residents, including several children. A building inspector will be examining the affected buildings to determine whether or not they are a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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