Monday, August 18, 2014

3 Year Old Child Dies In Bungalow Fire In Liberty

On Sunday August 17, 2014 at approximately 10:15pm, State Police at Liberty responded to a report of a fire at a bungalow colony on State Route 55 in the Town of Liberty.

Responding Troopers were informed that a three year old boy was trapped inside of a burning bungalow and entered the building in an attempt to locate the child, only to be forced back by smoke and flames.

Fire Departments from Liberty, White Sulphur Springs, Swan Lake, Monticello, and Livingston Manor responded and were able to extinguish the fire. Investigators located the body of the three year old child in a rear bedroom.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Sullivan County Fire Investigation Team and investigators from the State Police.

A State Police Trooper and Seargent suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at Catskill Regional Medical Center. Additionally, a five year old child was treated for burns to his leg.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Hatzolah Ambulance, Mobil Medic Ambulance and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Dept.

Community Disaster Recovery Groups Misaskim and Chesed Shel Emes were worked with law enforcement to rush funeral and burial process.

{NewYorkBuffMedia Newsroom - Photos by: JDN}

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