Multiple fire companies responded to 51 Washington Avenue in Coxsackie tonight, The Washington Arms Apartments, after fire broke out on the top floor and attic.
Flames were shooting through the roof at the height of the blaze. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours. The top floors are destroyed, with heavy damage throughout.
**Update: Coxsackie fire officials confirm that the person who died last night was a life member of the department, who lived at the apartment building**