Two survivors of deadly fire at hunting camp in the Adirondacks in Upstate NY had to travel several miles on a four-wheeler to call for help. Unfortunately, by the time fire fighters arrived it was too late to save two men who died in the massive blaze.
The incident happened at around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday and involved in a camp in Forestport, not far from the Oneida/Herkimer County line, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. It is believed the cause of the fire may be linked to a wood stove inside the camp, however, and investigation to determine the official cause is ongoing.
Two men, Joseph Funk, 64, of Gansevoort, NY and 78-year-old Thomas Dingmon of Middle Grove, NY were unable to escape the smoke and flames and were pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.
Deputies say two survivors, 64-year-old Bruce Siergiey of Queensbury, NY and 63-year-old Michael Hastings of Fort Edward, NY were both able to get out of the burning cabin, but because of the camp's remote location they had to hop on a a four-wheeler and travel approximately 8-miles to the nearest residence to call for help.
Both Siergiey and Hastings had to be transported to area hospitals for significant burn injuries, deputies said.
The Forestport Fire Department along with STAR Ambulance, Boonville Ambulance, and the Old Forge Ambulance responded to the scene to extinguish the structure fire and transport the injured to the hospital.
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