Woman Dies in High Falls House Fire
Photo by John BechtoldHeavy fire consumes all of the structure.
Photo by John BechtoldStone Ridge and Cottekill fire departments supply water to firefighters.
Photo by John BechtoldEmergency personnel fighting the fire.
HIGH FALLS, NY - On January 23rd at 2:41 A.M., the High Falls Fire Department was called for a house fire at 267 Mossybrook Rd. Firefighters arrived to find a house fully involved in flames. Due to lack of fire hydrants in the area mutual aid assistance for tanker trucks were called to the scene. A male resident was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation while a female resident remained missing. The house completely collapsed and damage to the residence was very extensive, so investigators could not pinpoint the fire's cause. After a lengthy recovery search, state police found the female victim.