UPDATE: Three-alarm fire calls came around 1:04 p.m. on Monday for a structure fire inside apartment unit 204 at the Mohawk Terrace Apartments. When fire crews arrived, they noticed heavy smoke and visible flames. According to West Crescent Fire Chief Stephen Bonesteel, two firefighters sustained minor injuries and are expected to be okay. Fire crews were able to evacuate four residents, three from balconies and one from a bedroom. There are no reported injuries to any residents. Fire crews are unaware if there are any injured/lost pets at this time. The cause of the fire still under investigation.
News10 arrived on scene around 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday and saw flames inside a apartment unit on the second floor. Our crew called the fire department and officials arrived within minutes to put out the flames. Chief Bonesteel says it’s not uncommon for something like this to happen. “When everything collapses on itself — it’s hard to get everything. We had 4 aerial devices up soaking in water last night and still got one.”
Six apartment units were destroyed from the fire. 20 people are currently displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Several fire departments and other districts assisted including Colonie Village, Boght, Latham, Vischer Ferry, Halfmoon, Mechanicville, Waterford, Northside, Round Lake, Jonesville.
HALFMOON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Crews are fighting a fire at Mohawk Terrace Apartments in Halfmoon.
One of the apartment buildings is heavily damaged. News10 spoke with one resident of the apartment complex, who lives in a neighboring building, he said he saw flames as high as 20 feet tall coming out of the roof before he grabbed his things to evacuate.
“Next thing you know I see fire trucks and everything flying down the road and so I walk out here and I see the whole roof was engulfed in flames the whole building was just raging with fire and so I watched the guys get their hoses all ready and just start spraying it down,” Jeremy Lynn said.
According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Crescent Fisher Ferry Road is closed from Route 9 to Dunsbach Road. The New York State Police is handling the road closure. The Sheriff’s Office does not know how long the closure will last.
News10 reached to West Crescent Fire Department and the Mohawk Terrace Apartments for more information, we are still waiting for those details.
Stick with NEWS10 as this story develops.