Fire officials: Fatal Ossining fire doesn't appear to be suspicious

The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team conducted an extensive examination of the home to determine the fire's origin but the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2024, 10:44 AM

Updated 19 days ago

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Authorities say that the investigation into a fire in Ossining on Tuesday that tragically resulted in the loss of a man's life shows no initial signs of suspicion.
While the initial report states the fire doesn't appear suspicious, the Westchester County Cause and Origin Team and police investigators are conducting an extensive examination of the home to confirm this finding. "We are ensuring that we do everything we can to ascertain that nothing suspicious is going on," says Ossining Police Chief Aaron Zimmerman.
First responders swiftly arrived at the scene after receiving a call from a neighbor Tuesday afternoon. However, firefighters encountered challenges due to intense clutter within the residence, complicating their rescue and relief efforts.
Despite their efforts to resuscitate the man found on the second floor, he succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
In addition to determining the cause of the fire, authorities are focusing on providing support to the man's family during this difficult time.
Ossining Police Department Chief Aaron Zimmerman emphasized the importance of ensuring the well-being of everyone involved, particularly the homeowner's family, and addressing any concerns regarding the incident's circumstances.
As the investigation continues, efforts are underway to identify the victim and ascertain further details surrounding the fire.


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