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Cohoes factory to be demolished after fire

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A Cohoes factory is being demolished after a massive fire broke out inside it Thursday morning. The fire caused several road closures in the area. Maria Valvanis has more.

COHOES, N.Y. -- A Cohoes factory is being demolished after a massive fire early Thursday morning. The fire caused several road closures in the area.

Roads will remain closed until 5 a.m. Friday.

Fire crews continue to put out hot spots at the Shelter Enterprises building on Saratoga Street. Demolition crews are also knocking down about one-third of the building which has been deemed unsafe.

The building caught fire around 1 a.m. Thursday morning, forcing officials to close Route 32 and I-787 from Ontario Street through new Cortland Street.

"The fire is just very stubborn, so we don't want to open and close an open and close ‘cause that wreaks havoc with traffic. Anyone heading north, avoid Cohoes," said Cohoes Mayor John McDonald.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this point.

A water advisory is also still in place. Water pressure is expected to be low and discolored. Mayor McDonald tells us that advisory will likely also stay in place until Friday morning.

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