Westerlo house in flames

Furman remains in jail and is due back in Westerlo Town Court on Friday. 

BETHLEHEM — On Monday afternoon, Bethlehm police identified the man who died in last Thursday’s fire at Meadowbrook Apartments as David M. Boggs, 64.

Last Friday, an autopsy conducted at Ellis Hospital found that he died of smoke inhalation, according to Bethlehem Police.

By the start of fall, Craig L. Shufelt, the chief of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department, hopes to have a new firehouse on Route 85.

The sheriff's office has 20 days to release information on a two-year-old fire or say why it won’t.

The homeowner was found sitting at the side of the road in her nightgown, her only possession not destroyed in the fire that burned down her home on Nash Road in Knox, the fire chief said.

Residents of Van Wie Terrace watching their neighbors’ house burn said what good people the Denns are.


The biggest challenge was getting a good water supply, said Altamont Fire Chief Paul Miller.

A Guilderland wrestling coach, his pregnant wife, infant son, and mother were displaced this weekend by a house fire on Vaughn Drive that firefighters had extinguished, but that rekindled about an hour after all the firefighters had left.

Firefighters fought the flames from inside the house and had the fire well under control in minutes, the Westmere fire chief said.

GUILDERLAND — Food burning in an apparently unattended wok on a stove caused heavy smoke at the Best Cook Chinese restaurant in Guilderland on Thursday morning, said Assistant Chief of the Guilderland Fire Department Bill Beha.   

No one in the restaurant when firefighters arrived, he said.  


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