Clifton Park

Monday fire damages Twin Lakes apartment building in Clifton Park

No cause yet in attic fire
Visible damage at the Twin Lakes Apartments Monday
Visible damage at the Twin Lakes Apartments Monday

A fire in the Twin Lakes Apartment Complex Monday displaced two families, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The fire broke out in the late morning in the attic of a building in the complex. A tenant on the floor below smelled the smoke from the fire and called 911, Clifton Park Fire Department Chief John VanChance said.

Firefighters contained the blaze by 11:30 a.m.

“We’re really lucky she was home,” said one tenant who didn’t want to give his name but lived beneath the resident who called 911. “It could have been so much worse.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation later Monday, VanChance said. 

The damage prevented two families from returning to their apartments Monday, VanChance said. Other residents in the building were later allowed to return to their apartments.

The building lost power during the fire, but crews were in the process of turning the power back on following the incident on Monday morning,

An assistant property manager at the scene of the fire declined comment.

The Burnt Hills Fire Department and West Crescent Fire Department also responded to the scene.


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