A fire during the Super Bowl claimed the life of a longtime Hudson Valley resident. Friends say he was "such a great guy."

On Sunday around 9 p.m., the Washingtonville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house on fire at 17 Shaw Road in the Town of New Windsor.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a large volume of fire was coming from a 1.5 story private house. A 2nd-alarm was transmitted bringing multiple mutual aids departments to the scene.

As crews entered inside a victim was found a few feet inside the door. The man was found just a few feet from the front door, officials say.

Washingtonville Fire Department
Washingtonville Fire Department
loading...

The male victim was removed from the home however his injuries were too severe to begin any type of life-saving measures, the Washingtonville Fire Department states.

The man's name wasn't released. However many on social media say the man was a longtime Hudson Valley resident with many saying he was "such a nice guy."

Washingtonville Fire Department
Washingtonville Fire Department
loading...

No one else was found inside the home. Two firefighters suffered what's described as minor injuries. Neither of which required medical treatment.

Washingtonville Fire Department
Washingtonville Fire Department
loading...

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the New Windsor Police and The Town of New Windsor Office of Fire Prevention.

Washingtonville Fire Department
Washingtonville Fire Department
loading...

Washingtonville was assisted by fire departments from; Salisbury Mills, Chester, Vails Gate, Coldenham, Campbell Hall, Maybrook, Cornwall, Montgomery and South Blooming Grove. Woodbury Fire Department was on standby at Washingtonville's firehouse.

Shocking Photos Show Aftermath of 7 Fires That Destroyed Many Hudson Valley Homes

Shocking photos show the aftermath of seven fires that displaced many Hudson Valley residents. Police are searching for the person responsible.

Tips To Know To Avoid Fatal Fires Using Space Heaters in New York

Many people use space heaters to stay warm in New York. But few know the important steps you need to take to avoid a fire. 

Photos: Lower Hudson Valley Church Nearly Destroyed By Fire

"The BEST dog in the world" is credited with saving a Lower Hudson Valley church that was nearly destroyed in a fire.