NYSP: 3 dead in house fire in town of Saranac

SARANAC —  On February 11, 2023, around 3:33 a.m., State Police responded to a residence on Strackville Road in the town of Saranac for a structure fire with entrapment.

State Police members worked along side with multiple fire and rescue departments of the fatal fire.  An investigation determined three people were trapped inside a fully engulfed fire of a two-story residence.  The victims were Robert D. Velie, age 21, from Saranac, NY, Katelynn D. Damour, age 23, from Chateauguay, NY, and Diesel A. Cook, age 2, from Peru, NY,  They were located inside the residence and pronounced deceased on the scene.

State Police were assisted on scene by Cadyville, Morrisville, Saranac, Ausable Forks, South Plattsburgh, Lion Mountain, Peru, Dannemore Fire and Rescue, and Clinton County Sheriffs Department.

State Police and State fire Investigators are still investigating the scene, but no evidence of suspicious activity has been found at this time.