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Woman Found In Home After Fatal Lewiston Fire

1:40 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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LEWISTON, N.Y. - State Police confirm firefighters found a woman dead inside a home after a fire in Lewiston.

Fire crews received a 9-1-1 call of a structure fire on Saunders Settlement Rd, in the Town of Lewiston and that a woman may still be inside the home.

Troopers arrived first on the scene noticed smoke coming from an air conditioner on the second floor.  Because of the heavy smoke, troopers were unable to get to the second floor.

Fire crews found Florance Placek's body in the doorway of the master bedroom on the second floor. Investigators believe the cause of the fire is electrical and that no foul play is suspected.

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