On Thursday (Jan. 5), at approximately 5:12 p.m., the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 667 County Route 64, town of New Haven.
A man was subsequently located, deceased, within the residence by firefighters.
The fire is currently being investigated by the New Haven Fire Department, the Oswego County Fire Cause and Origin Team and New York State Police – Pulaski.
The victim was Adrian E. Richardson Jr., 55, according to State Police.
Authorities believe the fire started in a wood stove or its piping, in a back addition of the house.
The cause of death is listed as smoke inhalation.
NEW HAVEN, NY – A New Haven homeowner is unaccounted for following a fire at a County Route 64 home tonight (Jan. 5).
The fire was reported at around 5 p.m. It is unknown whether anyone was at home at the time of the fire
As of 10 p.m., the homeowner was still unaccounted for.
The New Haven Volunteer Fire Department and five other volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze.
The home was heavily damaged in the fire.
Water reportedly had to be tankered in from draft sites.
These photos are from around 5:25 p.m. Thursday.
The house was completely involved in flames upon first in units arrival.
The State Police are investigating.