CITY OF NEWBURGH – A two-alarm fire in a multi-family apartment building left residents looking for temporary quarters Saturday afternoon.
City assistant fire Chief Thomas Lucchesi said the first alarm sounded just after 3:30 p.m. The fire was confined to the top floor of the three-story building, but there was water damage throughout the structure.
Lucchesi said the building was condemned but appears to be salvageable. The Red Cross was called to help residents find temporary lodging.
The cause of the fire appeared to be electrical, Lucchesi said.
City firefighters were assisted at the scene by West Point and Air National Guard firefighters. Goodwill and Coldenham firefighters were on standby.
One resident suffered a minor back injury, and a firefighter suffered minor burns.
Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.