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64-Year-Old Man Dies in Town of Newburgh House Fire

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November 08, 2022 | NEW YORK TOWN OF NEWBURGH POLICE DEPT., Correspondent
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NEWBURGH, NY - On Tuesday, November 8th, Town of Newburgh Police responded to a residence on Babes Lane in the Town of Newburgh for the report of a house fire.

Police arrived to find that one of the five occupants had not emerged from the house safely. Unfortunately, this victim succumbed to the fire and smoke. Michael Gida, 64-years-old, was transported to St. Luke's Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Two other family members were also transported to St. Luke's Hospital where they were receiving treatment for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Town of Newburgh Police were assisted by Middlehope Fire Department, Cronomer Valley Fire Department, Mobile Life Services, NYS Police and Town of Newburgh Fire Inspectors. At this time the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but does not appear suspicious.

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