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Elderly man killed in Schenectady fire

House was ‘engulfed in a heartbeat’

Schenectady Fire Chief Michael Dellarocco talks to firefighter Paul Bonitatibus in the doorway of a burning home at 1082 Helderberg Ave. on Saturday morning. An 86-year-old man died in the blaze.
Schenectady Fire Chief Michael Dellarocco talks to firefighter Paul Bonitatibus in the doorway of a burning home at 1082 Helderberg Ave. on Saturday morning. An 86-year-old man died in the blaze.
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An 86-year-old city man died in an early morning fire that engulfed a home on Helderberg Avenue “in a heartbeat,” according to an upstairs resident who made it out uninjured. The man lived alone on the first floor of the two-family home at 1080-1082 Helderberg Ave. Firefighters responded to the blaze just before 7 a.m. and tried to rescue the man, said Schenectady Fire Chief Michael Della Rocco, but were ordered out of the building ...


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