Man dies in fire in trailer at Oak Orchard Estates

Photo by Tom Rivers: Albion Fire Chief Jeremy Graham and firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at Oak Orchard Estates just before midnight.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 April 2024 at 2:08 am

ALBION – A 68-year-old man who lived at Oak Orchard Estates died on Sunday night when his trailer became fully engulfed in flames.

Albion firefighters were dispatched at about 11:45 p.m. to North Street for a trailer on fire with a person trapped inside.

Two neighbors tried desperately to kick in doors, and break into the back window to try to help the man get out. Albion Fire Chief Jeremy Graham, two Albion police officers and an Orleans County Sheriff’s deputy also tried to break into the trailer to get the man out but were unable to get inside in time.

The trailer was quickly consumed with fire and the man was in his bedroom.

The man lived alone with his cats. He was described by neighbors as a “nice guy” who was always happy to chat with people.

Albion Police Chief David Mogle said the department is trying to notify the man’s family members. He expects the man’s name will be released on Monday.

A state fire investigator, Rick Cary of Holley, is on scene to try to determine the cause of the fire.

The Albion Fire Department was assisted at the scene by firefighters form Barre, Ridgeway, Carlton, Kendall, Medina and Shelby.

Provided photo: Flames shoot out of the trailer on North Street just before midnight.