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Two children dead, one adult injured after fire in Davenport

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DAVENPORT, N.Y. (WBNG) -- According to the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, multiple fire agencies were called to a 4-unit apartment building engulfed in flames on Dehning Road with reports of two children trapped in one of the upstairs apartments.

According the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, officials have confirmed fatalities of two children including a three-year-old girl and one-year-old boy, and the transport of one adult male with burns. Their names have yet to be released.

One of the residents of the apartment building, Derick Putnam, spoke to 12 News about the scene Friday morning. He described the flames rising high in the air. He said he felt helpless as he watched the scene unfold.

Neighbors along the street said they were distraught when they saw the fire. Adam Baldanza, a man who knew the family and lived nearby, said his young son would play with the kids. 

"it's really sad that this happened," said Baldanza. "It's tragic."

Fire & EMS units responded from East Meredith, Pindars Corners, Davenport, Delhi, Bloomville, Franklin, Meridale, Oneonta Fire & EMS and CMT.

New York State Police said the building is considered destroyed and plans are set to have it demolished.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 

DAVENPORT, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Two children have died after a fire at an apartment complex in Davenport, according to New York State Police. 

One adult has been sent to the Upstate Medical Burn Unit. State police say the fire started around around 1:45 a.m. Friday at 435 Dehning Road.

Names of the victims have not been released.

The American Red Cross arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. Friday and has been assisting with food and clothing along with providing counseling due to this tragedy.

The fire was put out by Davenport Fire Dept., Pindars Corners Fire Dept., Hobart Fire Dept., and Kortright Fire Dept.  New York State Police were assisted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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