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.