Faulty electrical blamed for deadly fire

84-year-old Patricia Luedtke died in blaze
Faulty electrical blamed for deadly fire
Posted at 8:41 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 20:41:51-04

Fire investigators believe faulty electrical components sparked a blaze that killed an elderly homeowner in the southern tier.

Crews were called to the home on Portville Eldred Road in the Town of Portville Monday evening.

Investigators say 84-year-old Patricia Luedtke was pulled from the home.  She was pronounced dead from smoke inhalation at Olean General Hospital.