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Schenectady church heavily damaged by fire

Schenectady firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire in St. Anthony's Church at 331 Seward Place after a fire alarm was sounded at 6:20 p.m. Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire in St. Anthony's Church at 331 Seward Place after a fire alarm was sounded at 6:20 p.m. Friday.
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A fire that started in the basement caused heavy damage Friday night to St. Anthony’s Church at Nott Street and Seward Place. About 30 firefighters from Schenectady and Scotia were called to the 115-year-old Roman Catholic church at 5:30 p.m. “On arrival, we had a heavy smoke condition in the church, we had a few people actually in the church,” Schenectady Fire Chief Raymond A. Senecal said. “We had to show them the way out. ...

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