Victim of fatal Elmira fire identified

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Victoria Dodson, a 46-year-old mother of three, has been identified as the victim of last Wednesday’s fatal fire on Elm Street in Elmira, according to a coworker.

According to the coworker, Dodson was a tax preparer in Horseheads and a single-parent.

Courtesy Dodson Family

Anyone interested in donating or helping Dodson’s three children this holiday season are asked to call 772-924-5890. The Red Cross is also providing assistance to Dodson’s family and the second family who lived in the two-unit home.

According to Elmira Deputy Fire Chief Dan Sincock, the department received a call at 7:25 a.m. to the two-family home. Three adults and four kids lived in the two units, as well as several pets.

One resident said he heard a loud boom right before the fire started.

No cause for the early morning fire has been released, and officials have not made any additional comments about the fire.

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