Crews fight two residential fires in Schenectady in 36 hours

Fire crews battled two separate residential fires in the Capital District within 36 hours.

The two-alarm fires broke out in Schenectady, according to the city’s fire department.

Crews were called to a house near Second Avenue and Sunset Street early Wednesday morning, June 1, with reports of a house on fire.

Firefighters brought it under control within an hour, officials said.

No one inside the house was injured, but two firefighters were slightly injured. They were taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment and released, according to firefighters.

That fire came just a day and a half after crews responded to another at a house on Marshall Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

Photos released by Schenectady firefighters showed the entire house engulfed in flames under a huge plume of black smoke.

A firefighter was lightly injured while battling the blaze and was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment, firefighters said.

A resident who was inside when the flames broke out was able to escape the building and was examined by medics.

Firefighters did not say what started either fire.

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