State police say five people are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after a house fire in the rural Greene County hamlet of East Durham. The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. Monday in a home along Route 145 in East Durham, 25 miles southwest of Albany. Photos from the scene show nothing left of the home but a charred framework. State police say the identities of the victims cannot be confirmed yet and the causes of death are pending autopsies. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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