The former Doane Stuart School that was located in the neighborhood of Mt. Hope Road in Albany looks to have been destroyed entirely, according to the Mayor of Albany, Kathy Sheehan.
Thursday evening was when the fire started, and it quickly spread across the whole structure of Doane Stuart School .
According to the mayor, one of the steeples on the structure has fallen down, and other collapses are anticipated.
Corning Hill on Route 9W is now inaccessible in that region.
At this time, it is much too soon to speculate on what may have caused the issue.
“At this point, our investigators can’t even get into where they would need to be to investigate this fire,” Sheehan said.
She said that the state would be assisting with the probe in some capacity.
They are now asking for anybody who may have video footage of the fire and want to speak with them.
On Friday morning, at 9:30, there will likely be a news conference.“The faculty, staff, administration, and alumni at Doane Stuart are heartbroken to hear about the fire at our old campus. It was an absolutely beautiful building and property that held years of memories for so many of us. Doane Stuart was a tenant of the property from 1975 until June of 2009 when we moved to our current campus in Rensselaer. Our thoughts are with everyone who is grieving the loss of this special landmark in Doane Stuart’s history,” the school said in a statement.