GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. - A fire tore through a home at 34 Fifth Avenue in Gloversville late Wednesday night, killing a 41-year-old man, officials confirm with NEWS10.
The fire started around 9 p.m., by the time crews arrived on scene the fire was fully engulfed with fire exiting from two first floor windows and a heavy smoke condition from the attic area.
The Gloversville Fire Department says there were two adults and three children inside the home at the time of the fire, and were originally told everyone was out of the home.
Gloversville Fire Chief Beth Whitman-Putnam says the victim, 41-year-old Donald Larimore, was found in the structure and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the fire.
One other adult was transported to the hospital with injuries due to the fire.
The building sustained extensive fire, heat, smoke,
and water damage on the first and second stories of the building as well as the
attic. The cause of the fire remains
under investigation by the Gloversville Fire Department, New York State Office
of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Gloversville Police Department.
NEWS10's Anya Tucker is working on this story today. Check back to NEWS10.com for updates.