HALFMOON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A house caught on fire in a Halfmoon neighborhood Thursday afternoon, with one woman taken to the hospital.
It was heartwarming to see one of the firefighters embracing some of the family members on the scene.
One woman is in the hospital after she was pulled from the burning house by a family member, who the deputy fire chief says arrived on the scene just in time. She’s expected to be okay.
The fire broke out near the front of the house on the second story. At one point, the second floor was fully engulfed.
The roof caved in and multiple fire crews and agencies responded, knocking down the flames.
Two dogs and a cat were rescued, but one cat is still missing.
A woman who lives across the street from the burning home got emotional when she recounted seeing the roof go up in flames.
“Her husband came over and I heard him saying, ‘get out, get out, get out,’ and I was in the garage smoking, and I just saw the fire and I called the fire department, scary,” Neighbor Linda Reittinger said.
“He had just pulled up in front, and that’s when he saw that issues were going on in the house, perfect timing, she’s very lucky from what I understand,” Deputy fire chief of Clifton Park Fire Department, Rich Coonrad, said.
Neighbors say the family has four kids.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.