Updated 05/14/2012 08:18 AM
Fire breaks out at abandoned building in Schenectady
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Four young people are questioned in connection with a weekend fire in Schenectady. It broke out at 812 Emmett Street around 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said the house is a known abandoned building, which has caused problems for them in the past.
Michael Della Rocco, the Schenectady Fire Chief said, “This building was the convent for St. Columbus. The school is still standing, right here behind me, but the building has been vacant for a number of years. It’s been identified as a problem building for a number of years. Unfortunately it looks as if we had someone in there causing some problems with fire."
One firefighter suffered heat stroke while trying to put out the flames but is expected to be ok.