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Troopers investigate fatal Tupper Lake camper fire

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Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 11:01 AM EDT
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TUPPER LAKE, New York (WWNY) - Two Fort Covington residents died in a camper fire in the town of Tupper Lake Saturday.

State police say the victims are tentatively identified as 53-year-old Thomas Smiddy and 48-year-old Kerry Jacobs.

Troopers say smoke from the blaze was discovered around 10:30 a.m. by other campers who were driving past the campsite where the victims’ tow-behind camper was parked at Township #19 Camp on Pitchfork Road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Autopsies are pending to determine the cause of death.

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