Schenectady firefighters were called out to a house fire with people trapped on 6th Avenue at 0330. Firefighters from Engine 3 were first on scene and knocked down the fire in two rooms on the second floor. Captain Stan Wilgocki of Truck 1 found a lifeless four-year-old girl and brought her to the front door of the house where she was quickly taken to Ellis Hospital. Sadly, the child was pronounced deceased on arrival. Several pets were rescued safely from the fire. The fire left eight occupants homeless. No cause has yet been determined.

– Fire News photos by Peter R Barber