ONEONTA, N.Y. (UPDATED) – The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says a man was found dead after authorities responded to a house fire in the town of Oneonta late Monday night.
Fire crews were called to the scene around 11:15 p.m. after initial reports of a barn fire off of Route 58A. Upon arrival, firefighters found home on fire, and requested police assistance after they found a body in the barn on the property.
Sheriff Richard Devlin says his office is investigating the death.
The Susquehanna SPCA took a dog and four horses to the shelter after the fire, according to Executive Director Stacie Haynes.
The animals had to be removed due to hazardous conditions after diesel fuel was found on hay at the scene, according to Haynes.
She said they were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Haynes says the horses were placed in the SPCA dog yards overnight before a foster family from Oneonta came to pick them up just before noon Tuesday.
This story will be updated when details about the nature of the fire are released.
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