LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. – A task force has been created in Troy after fire crews spent Sunday battling a fire in Lansingburgh, which ultimately destroyed three homes.
Cailin McCafferty lives across the street from the blaze. She knows the three families that have been left homeless.
“They have to do something or somebody is going to die in a fire,” she said.
Back in July, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia joined with the police chief and fire chief to announce the city would be stepping up patrols in the area. No arrests have been made.
On Monday, the fire chief, police chief and mayor met again. Rosamilia said they will now be stepping up patrols in the area with the creation of a task force. Rosamilia said it will be comprised of seven people from the police department and code enforcement.
The mayor said there’s likely more than one person behind the suspicious fires. The most recent fire is the more brazen than the others being that Second Avenue is a main road. Rosamilia said they have surveillance video they’re reviewing.