A house fire has claimed the life of a man in Rotterdam, New York.

The home of 71-year old John Trowbridge was reported to be engulfed in flames by the time emergency responders arrived after 3:30pm on October 31, 2013.

When firefighters got inside the Schenectady County home they found Trowbridge unresponsive.  The home was located at 562 Duanesburg Road in Rotterdam.
He was brought to Ellis Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An official cause of the fire has not yet been released.

(additional research by Jordan McKnight)