Two people are dead following an explosion in Berne Friday night, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. The victims have been identified as 83-year-old Victor Porlier and 72-year-old Lois Porlier.
Albany County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Hilltop Lane around 8:30 p.m. Friday after receiving reports of an explosion.
When they got there, they say a house was engulfed in flames.
That house, which was on sale, has since fully collapsed.
"We arrived the house was completely decimated," said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. "No walls, nothing, fully involved coming from the basement up."
There is no word yet on what caused the explosion.
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