ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Crews are investigating a fire that happened late Monday night on Delaware Ave.
According to William Moore, Battalion Chief with the Albany Fire Department, the fire at 234 Delaware Ave. is out and has been for a few hours.
Delaware Ave. is blocked off and will be for the time being between Mona Terrace and Magnolia Terrace.
As of now the cause of this fire is still undetermined, however two residents, neither of which wanted to go on camera, were inside the time the fire started and both of them say it started on the first floor.
One of the residents says the fire started in her children’s room while they were sleeping around 11 p.m. Monday night.
It’s been confirmed that a total of eleven people have been displaced. Also, three firefighters were injured trying to do their jobs. Two slipped and fell resulting in shoulder injuries and the other had debris fly into his eye.
Each injured party was taken to Albany Med. A cat was also rescued from the fire.
The Fire Chief says the building is unstable and is scheduled for emergency demolition within the next several hours.