About 20 left homeless after Albany fire (with photos)
Updated 8:23 a.m.
ALBANY Authorities say at least five homes have been damaged by a three-alarm fire in an Albany neighborhood where the governor’s mansion is located.
Fire officials said that the blaze broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday in a 19th-century home and quickly spread to neighboring three-story brownstones in the neighborhood known as the Mansion District. Nearby homes were evacuated as firefighters attacked what one resident called a “wall of flame.”
Firefighters battled the blaze for hours before extinguishing the flames early this morning. The fire is believed to have left about 20 people homeless.
No injuries were reported. The cause is being investigated.
The fire occurred just a few blocks from the Executive Mansion. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn’t at the mansion at the time of the fire.