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.
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.