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Victim identified in West Sand Lake fire

Posted at: 12/12/2013 10:27 PM
Updated at: 12/13/2013 1:45 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Firefighters on the scene of Thursday evening's blaze in West Sand Lake.
Firefighters on the scene of Thursday evening's blaze in West Sand Lake.
Photo: Justin Wambach / WNYT

WEST SAND LAKE - The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man who died in a barn fire. He was 60-year-old Keith Meissner.

The fire broke out at 214 Thais Rd. shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Family members told NewsChannel 13 Meissner was trying to rescue horses from the burning barn when the roof collapsed. He never made it back out.

Four horses were also killed in the fire.

The cause is under investigation.