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Multiple Companies Battle Cohoes Fire

Cohoes Fire Chief Fahd at the Remsen Street fire speaks with Newschannel 13. People are homeless and several buildings have been completely destroyed.

  Firefighters battled a massive blaze along Remsen Street in Cohoes late Thursday afternoon. 

Cohoes Fire Chief Joseph Fahd,  says the fire broke out around 2 p.m. at 228 Remsen and spread to several other buildings. Firefighters had to brave strong winds as they struggled to keep the fire from spreading. The chief spoke with Newschannel13
" We had fires all over the city. We went to Saratoga County, Waterford. Town of Colonie, Troy and Rensselaer County... Albany County Sheriff has a command post here and a bus. Red Cross is here. North Bethlehem and the Town of Guilderland. We reached out quite a ways for this.
Three buildings were destroyed and about 20 buildings in all were affected

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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