WELLSVILLE, NY ( Wellsville Daily.com) Officials have released the name of the victim in Friday's deadly apartment fire in Wellsville.
70 year old Richard Dinger died in the blaze.
Another resident, 68 year old Georganna Payne, was rescued. She is currently in the intensive care unit at Jones Memorial Hospital.
According to the Wellsville Daily Reporter, the blaze broke out at two-thirty Friday afternoon in a large apartment building at 262 East Dyke Street along Route 417.
Authorities confirming that one body was found on the bottom floor of the home that has four apartments.
More than a hundred firefighters from six companies were called in to battle the stubborn blaze, made more difficult to contain because of bitterly cold temperatures freezing up hydrants.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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