Crews respond to early morning fire at apartment complex in Ravena

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RAVENA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Crews responded to an early morning fire at Oakbrook Manor Apartments Monday morning.

The fire caused the roof to collapse and a number of residents are displaced.

One of the buildings residents, Lisa Robinson, was woken up by a neighbor and was able to evacuate the building safely.

“We left our phones and everything,” she said. “I made it through COVID-19… I don’t want to die in a fire either.”

It was a fully involved structure fire, Ravena, Coeymans, Selkirk, and New Baltimore fire crews were on scene fighting the fire starting at around 2:30 a.m.

Ravena Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Phillips says one of the leads they are looking into is the fire potentially being started electrically.

This comes after the department responded to a similar incident at Oakbrook last week.

“Last week, building 27 had an electrical fire,” Assistant Chief Phillips told News10, “there was a power outage in the area, so we believe that could’ve contributed to it.”

All people and pets made it out safely. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story.


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