Woman Dies In Saranac Lake Fire
Fire officials say a woman has died after fire broke out in a 10-story assisted-living apartment building for seniors in Saranac Lake.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that 91 year old Rose Schoonmaker died following the fire in her fifth-floor apartment at DeChantal Apartments.
Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough says firefighters were called there at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Schoonmaker was rescued from her apartment, but died later at nearby Adirondack Medical Center. Officials say an autopsy will be conducted to figure out how she died.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
The building's more than 100 residents were evacuated either to the ground floor or nearby churches.