Four dead in NY group home fire

March 22, 2009 5:21:36 AM PDT
Four of the nine residents of a state-run group home in upstate New York have died in a fire that destroyed the home. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Officials say the deceased are two men, ages 52 and 32, and two women, ages 43 and 60.

A 71-year-old resident is being treated at a Utica hospital, and the other four residents were relocated to another home. The two staff members also survived.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. Saturday at the ranch-style residence in Wells, located 56 miles northwest of Albany.

State police and fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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