Residents displaced after fire at Troy apartments

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TROY, N.Y. – At least 30 residents have been displaced after a fire broke out at the Martin Luther King Apartments early Friday morning, the Troy Housing Authority says.

They say at least eight apartments were involved in the blaze affecting 30 or more residents. Fortunately, no one was hurt and everyone was able to safely escape.

The fire started around 3:30 a.m. at 111 Eddys Lane. When crews arrived, the fire was fully involved, spreading from the apartment areas to the roof.

Troy Fire Chief James Hughs says they experienced a scary moment while battling the
blaze when a resident of the building could not be found in the flames.

“He
was not able to be found for quite awhile,” Hughs said. “We searched the building a couple
times. He still could have been deep underneath the rubble, so we continued
as part of the investigation. In the meantime, he was located and we did not
have a fatality which is good.”

Troy Housing Authority says they are working with the American Red Cross to help all the families affected.

The families have been placed in alternate Troy Housing apartments and several will be able to be rehoused at Martin Luther King Apartments.

The Troy Fire Department has secured the area and is investigating the cause of the fire.

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