Cigarette dropped on couch causes house fire in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. – Officials are investigating a fire in Albany which happened on Thursday afternoon.

The blaze happened at 85 Hunter Avenue off of Watervliet Avenue around 1 p.m.
The Albany Fire Chief said it all started because the man who lived in the building dropped a cigarette on the couch, causing the couch to catch on fire.  
One woman was taken to Albany Medical Center as a precaution.
Chief Warren Abriel said the amount of smoke caused some difficulties for fire crews.


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