The Albany Fire Department responded to an alarm in a nine-story high-rise apartment house on South Pearl Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire in an apartment on the ninth floor in the back of the building. A second alarm was sounded and mutual aid was requested from Troy, Watervliet and Green Island for cover. The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. Albany Fire Investigators responded to the scene for an investigation. One resident was transported to the hospital as a precaution.   

– Fire News photos by Tom Heffernan