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Fire claims Schenectady apartment building, injures 5

Firefighters hurt in collapse of chimney; all OK

Schenectady firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze that destroyed an apartment house at 1585-1587 Van Vranken Ave. early Friday.
Schenectady firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze that destroyed an apartment house at 1585-1587 Van Vranken Ave. early Friday.
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A half-dozen residents escaped an early Friday morning fire unharmed, while five firefighters were hit by a collapsed chimney and suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze, fire officials said. All five firefighters were treated at Ellis Hospital and released within hours, officials said. Firefighters were called to 1585-1587 Van Vranken Ave. just after midnight Friday morning, receiving multiple calls for heavy smoke. Inside the address were four apartments, two occupied at the time. Everyone got ...


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JIMOCONNOR
August 24, 2013
10:03 a.m.

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Thank you SFD

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