Elderly woman killed in Wynantskill fire

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Police say that a Sunday morning house fire in Wynantskill claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman.

Fire Chief David Keevern tells us that the fire started after 5 a.m. at 17 Bellemeade St.

The residents awoke to the sound of fire alarms and the strong odor of smoke.

Two adults and two dogs were able to safely escape, according to Keevern, but one adult could not. The fire chief says that they located Antonette Oswald, but weren’t able to rescue her in time.

This cause of the fire remains under investigation.