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Northwest Albany fire leaves 3 families homeless

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November 3, 2007

Albany -- Three families are homeless Saturday night after an afternoon fire rips through an apartment complex.

It happened just after 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shoreham Apartments.

Fire officials say the blaze started in the second floor bedroom of this quadruplex at 2204 Lionel Lane.

No one was inside the apartment when fire fighters arrived but their quick actions to stop the fire from spreading through the attic likely saved the building from sustaining further damage.

"We advanced the line upstairs. We did a primary search of the apartment and the adjacent apartments. We didn't find anybody, so we proceeded on with our fire attack. We used an estimated 600 gallons of water to distinguish the fire. We're going to have three families displaced," Albany Fire Department Captain J. K. Ambrose.

Red Cross officials were on the scene to assist with the victims. Fire investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.

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