A fire chief in Chenango County is dead after a fire at his home in the town of Plymouth.
According to the Chenango County Bureau of Fire, 60-year-old Frank Fowlston died of smoke inhalation during the fire at his home on County Road 21.
The fire was reported around 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Crews found Fowlston’s body within the home.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire, but they say it began in the living room.
Departments from a number of communities in the area responded to the fire – including Plymouth, Norwich, North Norwich, Smyrna, and Sherburne.