Schenectady

Ten need aid after Schenectady fire

Red Cross assists at Crane Street blaze
Schenectady firefighters at a 2-alarm fire at 1608 Crane St. on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
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Schenectady firefighters at a 2-alarm fire at 1608 Crane St. on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Categories: News, Schenectady County

SCHENECTADY — At least 10 people are temporarily homeless after a fire early Saturday at a Crane Street apartment building.

The fire was reported at about 2 a.m. at an upstairs apartment at 1608 Crane St. in the city’s Mont Pleasant neighborhood. Everyone was able to get out of the building safely.

Volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to at least 10 people, the organization said. The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to seven adults and three children – a 10-year-old, a 2-year-old, and an infant. Volunteers offered emotional support, health services, comfort kits and stuffed animals to the children, the Red Cross said.

Further information on the fire was not available Saturday.

Correction 9:35 a.m. 6/28: An earlier version of this post included an incorrect address in the photo caption. The fire happened at 1608 Crane St. 

 

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