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December 4, 2013

Woman found dead in gutted home

Authorities say cause of fire suspicious


An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Wednesday by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Sikirica at Albany Medical Center, Tibbitts said.


Fighting the fire at 2726 Dugway Road were Moriah, Mineville-Witherbee, Port Henry, Westport, Ticonderoga, Elizabethtown and Crown Point fire departments. Moriah Ambulance Squad stood by.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department and Moriah Town Police were also at the fire.

The house was still standing Tuesday morning but had been gutted by the fire. Police said it would probably have to be razed.

Dugway Road between Plank Road and Center Road was closed to traffic all day Tuesday by State Police.

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