Monday, February 15, 2016
Fire kills one in Steuben County
Multiple fire departments responded to an early morning house fire on the
New Galen Rd. in
the Town of ,
which claimed the life of the occupant.
At 4:39 a.m., a passing motorist discovered a fully engulfed house fire
at Wayland #9458 New Galen Rd.,
and contacted Steuben Co. 911. Fire Depts. from Perkinsville, Atlanta, Wayland, Cohocton, South Dansville, , Wallace, and Avoca (stand-by)
responded to the scene. In addition, the
New York State Police and the Steuben Co. Office of Emergency Services/Fire
Investigation Team responded to determine the fire’s cause and origin. During the investigation, a body was
discovered inside the burned-out structure.
Steuben Co. Coroner Brian May responded to the scene and ordered the
body removed to the Monroe Co. Medical Examiner’s Office, for the purpose of
determining identity and cause of death.
Investigation by the New York State Police and the Steuben Co. Fire
Investigation Team is ongoing.
at 3:19:00 PM