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Westerlo Street fire displaces 9 residents

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    Photo by Thomas MarraSeveral fire companies responded to the blaze Sunday that displaced two local families.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraFirefighters congregate outside the buildings as they fight the fire.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraExtensive damage to the top floor the 26 Westerlo St. as a result of this weekend's fire.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraA firefighter looks out from the building that was damaged by fire Sunday.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraFirefighters outside the building where a fire broke out this weekend in Coeymans.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraThree buildings were damaged in a fire at 26 Westerlo St. on Sunday afternoon.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraSmoke could be seen billowing out of a top story window.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraFirefighters responding to the scene of the blaze.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraA Sunday fire damaged three buildings in Coeymans.
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    Photo by Thomas MarraThe building at 26 Westerlo St. was damaged in the blaze, displacing two families. Two neighboring buildings also sustained damage.
September 11, 2017 - 10:49 am Updated: September 11, 2017 - 11:46 am

 

COEYMANS – Several fire departments responded to a blaze that impacted three buildings on Westerlo Street in the town of Coeymans this weekend.

The fire started at 26 Westerlo St. on Sunday afternoon and also caused damage to two neighboring buildings.

There were no injuries in the fire, but a pet living in the building is reportedly missing.

Nine residents were displaced from their homes, including five adults and four children ages 4, 6, 8 and 13, according to the American Red Cross.

Smoke could be seen billowing out of a top floor window; extensive damage to the top floor could be seen from outside the building.

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance for shelter, food and clothing to the two affected families.

“Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items and stuffed animals for the children,” according to a statement from the American Red Cross. “In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Responding to the fire were several fire departments, including Coeymans, New Baltimore, Ravena, Selkirk and North Bethlehem. The Coeymans Police Department and Albany County EMS also responded to the call.