Woman dies in Princetown fire

Schenectady County

UPDATE May 17: State police say the female victim was 71-year-old Susan E. Cooper of Princetown.

PRINCETOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State police are reporting the death of one woman in a house fire in Princetown on Thursday.

State troopers and Schenectady County deputies responded to the fatal residential fire on Weast Road at about 6:20 p.m. They say they had initial reports of possible entrapment in the home. However, responders couldn’t get inside “due to the condition of the structure.”

One the fire was knocked down, fire investigators found the body of a woman who died in the fire. Police are withholding her identity until the family or next of kin have been notified.

Police say the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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