Massive Inferno Destroys Piece of Albany History- See Dramatic Pics Here
The investigation continues into the mysterious Doane Stuart fire on the evening of March 23rd that sent the historic school in Albany into a fiery blaze.
Firefighters from all over were called to the scene and they had their hands full trying to contain a blaze that local residents could see for miles. Thankfully, no one was injured trying to contain the fire in the four-hour battle, but the building, as you'd expect was a total loss.
We were given permission to publish the following photos from Thomas Marra Photography who was on the scene that evening, and able to capture these dramatic and heartbreaking photos.
Here's in part, how Marra described the catastrophic scene on March 23rd.
"The steeple could be seen engulfed in flames from miles away, including from Rensselaer County. Troy, Watervliet, and Watervliet Arsenal fire departments helped cover the City of Albany...Pump operators estimate approximately 600,000 gallons of water were sent from that one hydrant to the scene."
The City of Albany and Crime Stoppers told residents on Sunday they'd give a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the fire that destroyed the former Doane Stuart School property last month.
According to Marra, several portions of the building collapsed during the firefight, including the steeple, which fell as soon after firefighters arrived on the scene.
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