Fire claims Rotterdam man

Posted at: 10/31/2013 5:20 PM | Updated at: 11/01/2013 7:57 AM
By: Dan Levy

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Fire engulfs a home at 562 Duanesburg Road in Rotterdam.

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ROTTERDAM - John Trowbridge, 71, of Rotterdam died after his home was engulfed in flames Thursday.

Trowbridge was found unresponsive by firefighters, and transported by EMS to Ellis Hospital.  He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Rotterdam police responded to the fire at 562 Duanesburg Rd. at approximately 3:30 PM Thursday.  Seven fire crews battled the flames.

State and County officials are investigating the fire.



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