Albany Firefighters Battle Two Fires Sunday

Demolition will begin Monday on seven Albany row houses damaged in a massive fire on Sunday morning.

Crews were called to the 100 block of Bradford Street and found the homes engulfed in flames.

Fire Chief Joseph Gregory says once it started, it spread very quickly.

Close to 50 people were left homeless and are being helped by the Red Cross.

Irene Genovese-Carey says she was awakened by a knock on the door.

Eight buildings were damaged in the fire.

All but one will be torn down.

But that wasn't the end of the day for Albany firefighters.

Another house, at 41 Third Avenue, will have to be torn down after fire broke out there on Sunday.

More than a dozen people were displaced, including a three-year-old boy who was rescued from the third floor by two police officers,

Sgt. Chris Cornell and Officer Joshua Sears, who climbed up a rear fire escape to get to the boy.

Cornell, Sears, and two others were treated and released for smoke inhalation.

Photo: WNYT


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