WHITE CREEK – Police have identified the man who died in a fire in White Creek Wednesday afternoon.
NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Post-Star report that 88-year-old Walton Eddy was found inside his home on Route 22 in the hamlet of Eagle Bridge.
Official say he was found on a couch in living room by firefighters trying to rescue him.
Crews tried to resuscitate him but Eddy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eddy’s wife was not home at the time. The couple daughter lived next door.
The home was destroyed by the blaze and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
But the Washington County Sheriff’s office says there is no indication that the fire is suspicious.
Firefighters from at least seven companies responded.