On May 15, 2021, at approximately 7:40 p.m., State Police and the Norfolk Police Department responded to a house fire at 21 Brookdale Road in the town of Stockholm, NY. Initial reports were that one of the residents may be trapped inside the house.
A State Trooper and Norfolk Police officer attempted to enter the structure but were unable due to the intense heat and smoke. Once the fire was extinguished by the Brasher-Winthrop Fire Department, firefighters located Paul C. Sieradski, age 68, deceased inside the residence.
An autopsy of the victim is scheduled for May 17, 2021. The cause of the fire is under investigation.