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Fire engulfs bowling alley in Troy, threatened other businesses

Calls came in just after 9:30 a.m. for a fire at the Alpha Lanes in Troy.

Posted: May 8, 2019 12:40 PM

TROY, N.Y. -- A three-alarm fire in Troy engulfed a bowling alley and threatened other businesses – even closed some schools early.

Calls came in just after 9:30 a.m. for a fire at the Alpha Lanes in Troy.

The smoke could be seen for miles.

Firefighters had to remove propane tanks and other hazardous materials from a hardware store next door. The chief said it was bad before they even started.

“As soon as we started any type of operations, even opening the door just to take a peak, it was bad it was almost a conflagration,” said Troy Fire Department’s Eric McMahon.

So far no injuries have been reported. Two firefighters were missing at one point, but were located unharmed.

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