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Firefighters rescue injured woman, dog from Schenectady house fire; Woman sent to Albany Medical Center

A firefighter leads the rescued dog away from the home Tuesday.
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A firefighter leads the rescued dog away from the home Tuesday.

SCHENECTADY – City firefighters rescued an injured woman and a dog from a single-family home in Schenectady’s Northside neighborhood.

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The woman was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center for treatment. 

Firefighters were called to the home at 1551 Kingston Ave. just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small fire. There was extensive smoke throughout the house, according to Assistant Fire Chief Don Mareno.

The house was habitable after the fire was put out, Mareno said.

Responders called for a medical helicopter to transport the victim, but the helicopter could not travel to the scene because of an incoming storm.

Further information on the woman’s condition was not immediately available.

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