UPDATE: Early morning structure fire in Elmira deemed ‘incendiary’

Local News

We have an update on yesterday morning’s house fire here in Elmira.

The Fire Marshall has informed 18 News that the fire was started from outside the home at 415 West Water Street.

The fire has been classified as incendiary in nature, which means it was deliberately ignited under circumstances in which the person knows it should not be ignited.

An incendiary fire is not necessarily one that meets the legal definition of arson.  

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Elmira Police tip line at 271!-HALT or the Fire Marshall at 737-5797. 

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