Child started fatal fire: officials

GLOVERSVILLE – A child started the fire that killed a man at a Fifth Avenue home March 20, the city Fire Department announced today.

An investigation found the fire started after a “young child” used a lighter to set a blanket ablaze in the first-floor living room, a news release said.

The fire at 34 Fifth Ave., claimed the life of Donald E. Larimore, who was visiting the residence, and injured resident Marcus E. VanSlyke, 66.

Look for the full story in Thursday’s paper.