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A ceremony held Feb. 25 honored the work of firefighters, police, ambulance, and dispatchers from around the area who rescued six residents, including two adults and one child, from within a burning home in McKownville. "It was truly a unique life-saving event," said Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber.

GUILDERLAND — The call came in at 12:34 a.m. on Tuesday, said McKownville Fire Chief Russ Becker, who responded to a fire in a dormitory on the University at Albany campus on Feb. 23.

The fire was in a third-floor suite in Oneida Hall in Indian Quad, said the university’s director of media relations, Karl Luntta.

One family member, Christine Sawyer, 51, remains hospitalized.

GUILDERLAND — As the community rallies to raise funds for the seven extended family members who lost their McKownville home to fire last week, five of the six who were injured in the fire are improving.

fire, Regency Park Apartments, Guilderland, Westmere

GUILDERLAND — Early Sunday morning, software programmer Premjeet Sougrakpam was at home, sleeping in his Regency Park apartment, as were his wife, her mother, and the couple’s two sons — one of them three years old and th

Good for Guilderland, keeping its town pool open, and planning to rebuild, after fire destroyed its pool house. Every time we write a story about a drowning, we see the need for public pools where kids can learn to swim.

“I feel confident we can construct a new building,” said Guilderland’s supervisor, Kenneth Runion, on Monday.

To the Editor:

We would like to take this opportunity to commend both the East Berne and Berne volunteer fire departments for their unbelievably quick response to a 911 call to a fire at our home.

The flames at 1640 Helderberg Trail damaged the rear side of the building, just a few yards away from others just above the Fox Creek.

Advanced Car Wash on Voorheesville Avenue is closed after a fire broke out Friday and damaged equipment.

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