ESOPUS, N.Y. — Ulster County authorities have identified the 62-year-old man killed in a Town of Esopus house fire Tuesday.
The Ulster County Sheriff's Office says Juntao Xu from Queens was killed in what investigators now believe was an electrical fire.
They say two people, the home's owner and a houseguest, escaped after alarms went off.
Xu — also a guest at the home, who'd been in the basement — told others he was going to get property.
The sheriff's office says he was later found dead on the first floor.