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Three homes catch on fire on Orange Street

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Albany/HV: Three homes catch on fire on Orange Street
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three houses caught on fire in downtown Albany on Orange Street.

Firefighters say when they arrived, two houses were on fire and the flames spread to a third. Fire crews say the all the buildings were two family homes and large spaces to fight a fire in.

All the residents were able to get out before fire crews arrived.

As always, firefighters say it's harder to fight a fire in the heat.

"Well, you know, it's a little rougher today because the heat's very high. Smoke stays tall, takes a lot out of your firefighter. You can lose a liter of fluids in less than an hour, dehydration and you can collapse. So we have to rehab them, keep them hydrated with Gatorade and water and bring in some extra help," said Albany Fire Department Chief Robert Forrezzi.

One firefighter had a minor leg injury, but they are expected to recover.

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