17 November 2021
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On November 16, 2021 at approximately 9:29 p.m., New York State Police at Richfield Springs responded to a fully engulfed structure fire on County Road 34A in the town of Cherry Valley.  It was reported to Otsego County 911 that one person was inside a travel trailer. 

Sharon Springs Fire, Cherry Valley Fire and Middlefield Fire were scene attempting to put out the flames.  Cooperstown EMS and Otsego County EMS were also dispatched to the scene.

Ellen A. Cantrell, age 58 of that address was located deceased inside. 

New York State Fire and the New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene. 

At this time, the fire does not appear to be suspicious. 

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