One person killed in Almond house fire

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ALMOND, N.Y. (WETM) – One person has died after a house fire in Almond on Thursday evening, according to County Coroner Maynard Baker.

Baker could not provide any additional information, other than it was a “tragic” story.

18 News has reached out to the Village of Almond Fire Department, but has not heard back at this time.

Neighbors in the area said that an older couple lived in the home, and flowers placed outside were listed in tribute to a woman.

Reports of the fire first came into the 18 Newsroom around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Video from The Evening Tribune showed firefighters spraying water into the second floor of the home. An eyewitness told them that the fire started in the garage and moved to the two-story home.

In pictures posted by The Tribune, firefighters could be seen using ladders to reach the second floor as flames broke out of one side of the building.

The Tribune reports that fire departments one the scene included Almond, Alfred Station, Wellsville, Andover, Arkport, Fremont, North Hornell, Angelica and more. New York State Police were also on the scene.

One person, who was not a resident, was taken to St. James Hospital for smoke inhalation.

The home appears to be across from The Almond Public Library.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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