3 taken to hospitals, 1 seriously injured in Colonie apartment fire

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Three people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday night after a fire broke out at a Colonie apartment building.

The fire was reported around 7:20 p.m. at the Towne Towers apartment complex located at 12 California Ave. The fire originated in the kitchen of a second floor apartment, according to officials.

Three people were taken to area hospitals for smoke inhalation and burns. One patient is in serious condition. Over 100 people in total were displaced.

The American Red Cross was staged at the Roessleville Elementary School located at 100 California Ave. to provide assistance to the victims of the fire.

The Towne Towers are closed to residents and the general public. Firefighters were on scene until midnight to help residents retrieve essential belongings. Future entry to the building must be coordinated through Colonie Fire Services and Tri-City Rentals management after 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Tri-City Rentals can be reached at (518) 862-6600.

Central Avenue was closed in both directions between Fuller Road and Wolf Road but it now back open. All lanes of Fuller Road to Ahl Avene are also back open at the I-87 northbound Exit 2E off-ramp to Colonie.

The fire remains under investigation.

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