Massena, NY, Dec 29, 2009 — Fire swept through a Massena motel last night. One person is dead. Jonathan Brown reports.
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"At approximately 8:30 PM, St Lawrence County 911 received a telephone call from a resident of the motel reporting a fire in one of the upstairs units."
He says fire crews from Massena and surrounding towns kept the flames from spreading:
"Fire departments contained the fire to one upstairs unit of the motel. After extinguishing the blaze, a deceased subject was located within that unit."
Levison says no details of the deceased will be released until an autopsy--scheduled today--determines cause of death.
Levison says it's standard operating procedure for State Police to investigate fatalities. And he says his agency's involvement does not indicate any suspicion of wrongdoing in this case.