ALBANY, N.Y. – Three homes have been demolished after they were destroyed by fire early morning Friday.
Albany fire officials say the call that a fire had started at 80 2nd Avenue came in at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The fire then quickly spread to two neighboring buildings, located at 78 and 82 2nd Avenue.
The house where the fire began was vacant, but the owner tells the NEWS CENTER that he was in the middle of renovations on his home.
An 80-year-old woman named Tina was inside her home on 82 2nd Avenue when the fire started, but police were able to help her escape safely. The resident of 78 2nd Avenue was also able to evacuate safely and both will receive assistance from the Red Cross.
They were each allowed into their homes after the fire had been extinguished to gather whatever belongings had not been destroyed in the fire.
It is still unclear what caused the fire.