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2 injured during fire on Schenectady’s Linden Street

Schenectady firefighters battle a 2 alarm fire at 119 Linden St. after fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday. All occupants escaped safely.
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Schenectady firefighters battle a 2 alarm fire at 119 Linden St. after fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday. All occupants escaped safely.

SCHENECTADY — Two people, including a city firefighter, were injured after a fire broke out at a Linden Street residence Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 119 Linden St. shortly after 3:20 p.m. They arrived to find “heavy fire” shooting out of the windows of the residence’s second floor, according to Assistant Fire Chief Don Mareno.

Crews mounted an “aggressive attack,” helping an unknown number of people escape the residence before using multiple hoses to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was put out around 3:50 p.m., Mareno said.

One firefighter and one occupant of the structure suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

Mareno added the department was in the process of reaching out to the Red Cross to assist the occupants. A cause for the fire remains under investigation.

Mareno said if crews arrived a few minutes later on the scene, the fire could have engulfed the entire house.

“They did a great job,” he said.

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