UPDATED: House destroyed by fire in Rotterdam
Updated 5:57 p.m.
ROTTERDAM A late-night fire Monday destroyed a home on Guilderland Avenue in Rotterdam.
Firefighters were called to the home at 3055 Guilderland Ave. about 11:30 p.m., arriving to find the home fully involved in fire. Residents of the house, as well as surrounding homes, got out without injury, police said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Schenectady County fire investigators.
Fighting the fire was Rotterdam Fire District 2, as well as firefighters from the Carman, South Schenectady, Pine Grove and Fort Hunter fire departments.
Live power lines arcing in front of the building hampered firefighting efforts and kept crews at a safe distance until electricity could be turned off.