Boy, 7, dies in upstate New York house fire

State police say a 7-year-old boy has died in a fire that destroyed a house in upstate New York.

Posted: Sep 1, 2018 7:02 AM

WAPPINGER, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 7-year-old boy has died in a fire that destroyed a house in upstate New York.

Troopers arrived at the burning home in the Dutchess County town of Wappinger shortly after a 911 call at 5:22 a.m. Friday and were told a child was inside. Police say officers went in without protective gear but couldn't find the child because of flames and smoke. Fire personnel used a ladder to enter a bedroom window and found the unconscious child.

The boy, identified as Sean Burlingame, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other five people in the house were able to escape before the arrival of emergency personnel.

A trooper was treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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