FULTONVILLE – Two people were killed Sunday night in apartment building fire in Fultonville, Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said.
Officials identified those killed as Rodney G. Schrell, Jr., 32, and Catherine S. Griffin, 26.
The building at 33 Main St. contained six apartments where 13 people lived, officials said. Everyone else made it out safely, officials said.
Firefighters were called to the building just after 10:32 p.m. for a call of a fire. Firefighters from numerous agencies responded and battled the blaze into the morning hours, officials said.
The building is a total loss, due to heavy heat, smoke and water damage, officials said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday. The state Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Montgomery County Fire Investigation Team, Montgomery County Fire Coordinator, Fultonville Fire Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were investigating.
Assisting Fultonville with the fire were fire departments from the Town of Glen, Town of Mohawk, Canajoharie, Fort Plain, Hagaman, Fort Johnson, Tribes Hill, Fort Hunter, Rural Grove, Amsterdam, and Berkshire, officials said. GAVAC, Montgomery County Emergency Management Office, state police and the sheriff’s office also responded.