SCHROEPPEL — Two people are dead and two more injured after a house fire consumed a residence in the town of Schroeppel early Thursday morning.
According to a release from the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, department personnel were dispatched to reports of a structure fire at 467 Peter Scott Rd. around 1:25 a.m. Thursday.
A preliminary investigation revealed four occupants in the home, police said. Two people escaped the burning residence and were transported to Upstate Hospital with injuries, but are expected to recover.
Two bodies were recovered at the scene inside the home, officials said. The names of the victims are being withheld until after families are notified.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Menter Ambulance, Oswego County Highway, the Fire Coordinator’s Office, Fire Investigations Team and 16 fire departments, including Pennellville, Caughdenoy, Palermo, Moyers Corners, Granby Center and Oswego Town.
The four-bedroom, one-and-one-half bath residence is nearly 2,000 square feet and assessed at $69,500, according to county property tax records.
Attempts Thursday afternoon by agents of The Palladium-Times to get close to the home were unsuccessful; at approximately noon, Peter Scott Road was still blocked off to traffic.
Inquiries about the blaze and fatalities to the Osewgo County Fire Coordinator’s office were redirected to the sheriff’s office, who is handling the investigation. No further information was available regarding the potential cause of the fire or condition of the surviving victims.
The investigation is ongoing, according to police.