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Deadly fire still haunts Schenectady nine years later

Officials continue search for answers

Firefighters battle a blaze at 206 Division St. in Schenectady on Aug. 7, 2004. (Gazette file photo)
Firefighters battle a blaze at 206 Division St. in Schenectady on Aug. 7, 2004. (Gazette file photo)
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It’s been nine years, but firefighters are no closer to solving the deadly 206 Division St. fire than they were the day it happened. The fire killed six people, five of them children, making it the deadliest fire in Schenectady in at least the past 30 years. Only the children’s parents escaped. Firefighters said it is the most serious unsolved fire they know of in Schenectady’s history. “That, to my mind, is The One,” said ...


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