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Authorities: Rock Tavern resident dies in house fire; cause still undetermined

Roger Smith, 60, of Rock Tavern was found inside his kitchen at the home on Shaw Road on Sunday night.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2022, 12:48 PM

Updated 882 days ago

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It’s not yet known what caused the fire that killed a longtime resident in Orange County.
Roger Smith, 60, of Rock Tavern was found inside his kitchen at the home on Shaw Road on Sunday night. Authorities say the fire began around 7 p.m.
His family told News 12 that Smith was an avid collector who sold items in his home on eBay.
The circumstances for responders were made worse due to the wintry conditions.
Authorities are still searching for what sparked the fire.


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