Updated 09/12/2012 08:04 PM
House fire on Congress St. in Schenectady
Two Schenectady men rescued a man from a burning house Wednesday, saving his life, after fire officials say a fire likely broke out on the back porch of the house.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Firefighters respond to a house fire in Schenectady. It happened on Congress Street around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters received a call for a fire on a back porch. The fire spread to the neighboring house and crews had to go into both buildings to put it out.
The fire was knocked down by 1 p.m.
There were people inside the home when the fire broke out, but they were warned by good Samaritans about the fire and everyone got out safely.
"We also had the house next door involved as an exposure fire. That house had siding from World War II era, highly flammable. Also damage involving the attic of the exposure building," said Michael Della Rocco, Schenectady Fire Chief.
There's no word on what caused the fire.