16-Year-Old Killed in Chenango County Fire

Regional News
Chenango County Sheriffs Office-118809342

A 16-year-old is dead after an early morning fire in Chenango County.

The Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews responded to the scene on State Highway 8 in Mt. Upton at 1:15 a.m., and discovered the home engulfed in flames.

The Sheriff’s Office says the victim was unable to escape from the fire.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

They did not say whether anyone else was in the home when the fire broke out.

Six fire departments helped fight the fire, including the Mt. Upton Fire Department, the Sidney Fire Department, the Bainbridge Fire Department, the Guilford Fire Department, the South New Berlin Fire Department, and the Cooperstown Medical Transport.

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