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76-year-old man dead following house fire in Allegany County

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Posted at 4:49 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 11:42:43-05

TOWN OF GENESEE, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 76-year-old man is dead following a house fire in the Town of Genesee.

Fire crews were called to the scene around 4:00 a.m. on Bells Brook Road.

Officials say one person heard a smoke alarm and found a computer burning. The person tried to extinguish the fire but was unsuccessful.

The person then tried to move Charles Hollowell from his wheelchair but couldn't.

Emergency crews found Hollowell deceased.