Caton man dies after Monday morning fire


UPDATE: A family member has confirmed with 18 News that the 40-year-old man has died. 

The victim was a 2004 graduate of Corning Community College.

The man lived in a camper on Thurber Road and neighbors tell 18 News they called 911 to report the blaze.

Officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Firefighters in the Town of Caton were called out to Thurber Road around 2:15 a.m. Monday morning for a home engulfed in flames.  

The homeowner, a 40-year-old man, was severely burned and flown to Strong Hospital in Rochester. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard.

18 News will have more on this developing store as information becomes available to us.

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