Castile Recovering from Deadly Fire

October 6, 2012 Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 7:24 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Rachel Elzufon

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October 6, 2012 Updated Oct 6, 2012 at 7:24 AM EDT

Castile, NY (WKBW) - There are new developments in the deadly fire in Wyoming County.

A restaurant owner died in the blaze. While the death is not suspicious, investigators are now trying to develop a time line leading up to the blaze.

The fire investigation continues at 55 Main Street in Castile, where the body of Lorraine Quitermous was found Wednesday.

At this time, investigators say they do not believe Quitermous was killed.

Community members still regularly pass by the scene, taking pictures of the rubble.

Quitermous is described as a proud business owner, who people would come to from across Wyoming County.

Tuesday's fire destroyed Lorraine's restaurant, several apartments and Castile's Town and Village Hall.

Investigators are now trying to figure out what happened at the end of Lorraine's life.

Sheriff Farris Heimman "we're having a little bit of trouble figuring out where she was between 8:30 Monday night at 1:00 Tuesday morning."

Friends say it wasn't unusual for Lorraine to be cooking around two in the morning -- around the time the fire started.

Castile remains under a State of Emergency, but the town and the village are fighting forward.

Community leaders had the town up and running within two days of the fire.

The town and village are now operating in the Bank of Castile.

Court will start up again soon in the fire department.

However, records from 1882 to 1990, and some recent records, were destroyed.

The community refuses to stop running -- determined to help Castile rebuild and recover from losing a cherished building and neighbor.

Town Supervisor Stephen Tarbell says "It's just a part of the small community when everyone steps up to the plate, everyone just does what they're supposed to do."

Anyone with information should call the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office.

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