Investigators believe deadly Malta fire was accidental

May 03, 2018 06:15 PM

MALTA - A deadly fire in Saratoga County remains under investigation, but so far investigators say there is no sign of any suspicious activity. There is talk of perhaps a faulty lamp, but that's not official.

The fire broke out at the home on Woodshire Court in the town of Malta, just after 9 p.m. A family of 12 lived in the home.

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A 32-year-old man, Eric Edwards, was killed in the fire. He was adopted at age 2 and had cerebral palsy. He couldn't make it out.

Four other members of the family were taken to the hospital. So far, one has been released.

Crews on Thursday were trying to clean and salvage what they could.

A bit of good news on a very bad day -- one of the family pets was found alive.

The family moved to Country Knolls in Malta eight years ago, up from Carlisle in Schoharie County.

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