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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Firefighters Rescued Victim from Burning Apartment:

One person dead after Wednesday AM fire on Murray St. in Warsaw

A 79-year-old man died early Wednesday morning after he was rescued from a house fire in the village.

The blaze was reported 4:09 a.m. at 24 Murray St., Wyoming County Emergency Services officials said. Firefighters arrived to find a working structure fire in the house’s second-floor apartment.

Interior firefighters searched for the man and were able to rescue him from the burning apartment.

The firefighters began cardiopulmonary resuscitation once the man was removed from the house. He was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital and pronounced dead.

The man’s name had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon. An investigation into the fire’s cause is continuing.

The house’s first floor tenant escaped unharmed and is being assisted by the American Red Cross. No other injuries were reported.

Damages were estimated at $50,000 and firefighters remained at the scene through the morning. An investigation into the fire’s cause is continuing.

Firefighters from Warsaw, Silver Springs, Perry, Perry Center, Gainesville, Wyoming and Attica responded to the blaze, along with Perry Ambulance and Monroe Ambulance. Units from Stafford were on standby.

County Emergency Services personnel and sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene, along with Warsaw village police, state police, the American Red Cross, and New York State Electric and Gas crews.

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