Early morning fire on Fifth Avenue in Troy

TROY N.Y. – A fire broke out early Friday morning at a duplex in Troy.

According to the deputy fire chief, the fire began at 81 Fifth Avenue on the second floor and spread to the neighboring vacant building at 79 Fifth Avenue.

When firefighters arrived on scene, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the second floor of the duplex.

The deputy fire chief says the blaze ran underneath the roof area, and the roof on both buildings has been burnt.

According to officials, there were residents on the second floor where the fire began, but no injuries have been reported.

It is unclear how many people were affected by the fire at this time.

Officials believe the blaze was caused by a kitchen fire on the second floor apartment of 81 Fifth Avenue, though the fire remains under investigation.

The fire has been put out, crews remain on scene working to extinguish hotspots and continue overhaul work.

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