Fire that killed a White Plains man ruled accidental

The first deadly fire in White Plains this year claimed the life of Valentin Ramirez.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 59 Old Mamaroneck Road early Sunday. When firefighters arrived, they found 33-year-old Jacey Silva hanging outside her bedroom window screaming for help. Firefighters managed to rescue Silva, but were unable to save 43-year-old Valentin Ramirez, whose body was found in the living room where the fire started. Ramirez had been renting out his room to Silva.

Fire officials have ruled the fire accidental and believe it was due to an electrical problem. They say there was a smoke detector in the apartment, but have been unable to determine if it was working at the time.

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