SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Crews responded to a fire in a two-family home on Webster Street in Schenectady Friday morning. Flames broke out in the attic of the home, but crews were able to knock down the flames in around 20 minutes.
Sabrina Chambers lives in the home and said the fire caught rapidly.
“I was on the phone, and out of nowhere, I saw sparks in the attic and the fire just went boom!” she said.
Everyone made it out safely, including several pets. However, three cats have yet to be accounted for, according to Chambers.
Family friends and The American Red Cross are assisting the eight people who occupied the home.
Schenectady Fire Chief Raymond Senecal said the investigation into the cause of the fire is in the early stages, but it does not appear to be suspicious.