Community rallies around Niskayuna fire victims

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Investigators have concluded that an electrical issue was to blame for a house fire last week on Grandview Avenue. In the aftermath, a friend of the homeowner set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family meet immediate needs. The…


Occupants safely escape Niskayuna fire

NISKAYUNA — All occupants escaped safely after a fire Tuesday in Niskayuna, according to a Daily Gazette photographer on the scene. Schenectady firefighters arrived first to the fire at 2520 Grandview Ave. Flames were reported after 7 p.m. The fire…

PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at 565 Florence Street Saturday.

Weekend fire traced to space heaters

By Steven Cook Fire investigators traced the likely cause of a Saturday afternoon fire on Florence Street to two improperly plugged-in space heaters, officials said Monday. Firefighters used the case to remind residents that space heaters can be dangerous. If used,…