By Rich Petschke

Investigators say a wood stove may have been the cause of a fire that took the life of a 16-year-old in Mt. Upton Tuesday morning. According to several reports firemen found the home on State Highway 8 fully engulfed and had to run extra hoses to get water to the scene.

Crews from four other fire companies assisted Mt. Upton firemen and Cooperstown Medical Transport was also called to the scene. It’s not clear if anyone else was in the home when the fire started.