ESOPUS – The person who died in a fire Tuesday at 719 Old Post Road has been identified as Juntao Xu, 62, of Queens.
The Ulster County Sheriff’s office released the identity on Thursday.
The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation has determined the fire was caused by an electrical problem. The investigation is continuing.
Two other people escaped the fire without injuries. The fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters from nine companies responded to the scene to extinguish the flames.