This has been received from the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services:

On Friday, February 9th at 1:46 am. Delaware 911 received a 911 call for a structure fire in the East Meredith Fire District.

Upon arrival on scene at 478 Dehning Road responding units found a 4-unit apartment building fully involved with reports of two children trapped in one of the upstairs apartments.

Officials have confirmed fatalities of two children, ages 1 and 3 and the transport of one adult male with burns.

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

New York State Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, Delaware County Fire Investigation Team and New York State Fire continue with the investigation into the cause of the fire