Four people dead in New Scotland house fire

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal house fire in the town of New Scotland.

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Four people are confirmed to be dead, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office said.

There is one survivor, a 14-year-old boy who jumped out of a second story window, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said.

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The Voorheesville School District Superintendent, Frank Macri, released a statement.

“It is with profound sadness that I write this letter to let you know that one of our elementary school students passed away in a fire that took place early this morning at their home, Macri said. “My sincere condolences and thoughts go out to the student’s family and friends. The loss of a life is never easy and when it is a child, the loss is multiplied tenfold. During this time as the school and greater Voorheesville community process this tragic news and copes with our grief, the school district will offer students and staff counseling and bereavement support services in conjunction with local agencies. The district’s crisis team is working on a support plan, and we will communicate this out with you on Monday. Please check the website and email for continued information sent through our school messaging system. If there is need for immediate services, you may wish to contact Northern Rivers, mental health services at 518-952-9032. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you would like further information to help understand strategies and techniques to support your child during this time, please visit the following links:


In a tight knit community such as ours, when a tragedy strikes, it affects us all. I know processing and coping with this loss will be difficult for many, so please know the district is here to support you and our students.”

Krumkill, Normanskill, and Wormer roads are closed.

You’re advised to use caution when traveling on Route 155 as fire trucks are hauling water.

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