Families escape flames on Liberty Street in Newburgh

Several families escaped heavy smoke and flames inside their building in Newburgh overnight. Fire officials say they arrived at the scene on Liberty Street around

NEWBURGH - Several families escaped heavy smoke and flames inside their building in Newburgh overnight.

Fire officials say they arrived at the scene on Liberty Street around 10:30 p.m. yesterday.

They say residents were panicking on the fire escape, clinging onto their small children. The families were forced outside because the fire began under a stairwell.

Crews were able to knock down the fire in a matter of minutes, and no one was hurt.

Many of the people living in the building were allowed back inside.

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