Christmas morning fire claims a life
By MIKE CAREY, Correspondent | December 25, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 011121110
Photo by Mike CareyFire ripped through a mobile home in Halfmoon on Christmas morning leaving one dead and one hurt
Photo by Mike Careyfirefighters battle a structure fire in Halfmoon that left one dead and one hurt
Photo by Mike CareyFirefighters responded to a structure fire in Halfmoon on a rainy Christmas morning. The fire left a 73-year-old woman dead and her 53-year-old daughter injured
Photo by Mike CareyBoght Chief Jake Oreshan III and assistant Chief Mark Dufresne on the scene of a structure fire in Halfmoon
Photo by Mike CareyFirefighters enter the mobile home. The fire left one dead and one hurt
Photo by Mike CareyClifton Park engine 193 on the scene of a structure fire in Halfmoon
Photo by Mike Careyfirefighters on the scene of a mobile home fire in Halfmoon
fire hits a mobile home in the early morning hours on Christmas Day. The fire in Halfmoon left one dead and one hurt
(Halfmoon, NY)-- A fire early Christmas morning in Halfmoon left one dead and one hurt. Firefighters were called to a single family home at about 2:30am in the D&R Mobile Home park on Route 146. Authorities say 53-year-old Evelyn Spika woke to heavy smoke and was able to get out. Her 73-year-old mother, Dorothea Roberts, was not. Spika tried unsuccessfully to re-enter the home with the help of responding State Troopers in an effort to rescue Roberts. Spika was later airlifted to Albany Medical Center where she was treated for smoke inhalation. Crews from Halfmoon-Waterford, Clifton Park, Hillcrest, and Boght responded. A cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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