Fire in Town of Rossie may be fatal

Published: Feb. 19, 2023 at 4:50 PM EST
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TOWN OF ROSSIE, New York (WWNY) - A fire Sunday in the Town of Rossie may have killed one person, according to family members at the scene.

It happened around 8:30am Sunday morning on Butler Road. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames, seen in video shared with 7NEWS. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our reporter on scene spoke with family members who say the person, a man, inside the home died. 7News is waiting for official confirmation of the death through authorities. Our reporter did see what appeared to be a victim being removed from the home.

Fire officials say it took an hour to get the fire under control, and the home is a total loss.

The President of the Oxbow Fire Department described the scene of the fire to 7NEWS.

“It was a total loss when we got on scene right to the ground. There was no saving it, but we tried, and we worked hard, all the guys. We had great help from our mutual aid departments, Gouverneur and Hammond, and they did a great job along with all of our help,” said Mike Manning, President of the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department.

Manning couldn’t comment on the possible fatality. We will update this story once we get more information.