Man, 60, dies in Ellenville house fire

Daily Freeman-18-Mar 2020

Robert Paulsen, 60, was found by Ellenville firefighters in a second-floor bedroom at 3 Mountain Ave. (Route 52) about midnight Tuesday and was declared dead by the Ulster County medical examiner, according to the Ellenville Police Department.

A second resident “made it out,” police said in a press release, though that person's condition was not immediately available.

Police responded to the blaze at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Ellenville firefighters, who quickly brought the blaze under control, the police department said.

Two Ellenville police officers were...treated for smoke inhalation at Ellenville Regional Hospital and released.

Ellenville Police Chief Philip Mattracion said there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

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