Fire claims the life of Olive man

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the investigation of a residential structure fire that claimed the life of a Town of Olive man.

On Saturday, April 10, at approximately 1:07 a.m., deputies and multiple firefighters from various fire departments responded to a residential structure fire at an address on Route 28A in the Town of Olive. Firefighters located and extracted an 85-year-old man from the residence. The man, whose name is being withheld until a next of kin has been notified, succumbed to his injuries sustained from the fire and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Investigation Unit. Members of the Ulster County Arson Task Force and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team are assisting with the investigation.


The fire does not appear suspicious in nature and it is believed the man resided at the home alone.

The following fire departments responded and assisted with fighting this fire:  West Hurley, Olive, Woodstock, Centerville, and Ulster Hose. Members of Mobile Life ALS were also present and assisted.

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  1. Mike Shultis

    This was a long time West Hurley Resident who perished in Saturday morning fire along with their dog. West Hurley FD responded to the house which was fully engulfed. We want to thank all the volunteers that came out to fight this blaze.

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