Elderly Woman Dies in Orleans County, NY, House Fire

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Matt Glynn

The Buffalo News, N.Y.


Aug. 1–A 73-year-old woman died in a house fire in Orleans County early Saturday.

Judy A. Snyder died in the fire, which occurred at 4:53 a.m., according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a house fire with a person trapped inside at 1965 Peter Smith Road. Deputy Joseph Laudico arrived at the scene within nine minutes and discovered a fully involved house fire. Due to the heavy fire conditions, Laudico was unable to get inside.

Four people lived in the home: three adults and one child. Two adults and the child escaped the fire. Firefighters found Snyder’s body in a bedroom hallway.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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