Sunday afternoon fire damages Schenectady home; Occupants escape


SCHENECTADY – Fire damaged a home on Backus Street Sunday afternoon.

All residents got out safely, according to information available at the scene.

The fire was called in at about 2:43 p.m. Sunday at 17 Backus St. Firefighters arrived to find the rear of the building in flames.

Flames could be seen on the rear corner of the building from the ground to the attic as firefighters worked to douse the blaze.

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17 Backus St. as seen via Google StreetView in 2017: