A house fire in the Town of Lansing turned fatal Monday (December 17) evening.
The Cayuga Heights Fire Department says it was dispatched to a residence on Christopher Circle just after 5 p.m., less than a block from Northeast Elementary school in Lansing.
Upon extinguishing the blaze, firefighters discovered the 86-year-old home owner deceased inside the residence.
State Police were then asked to respond. Troop C’s Forensic Identification Unit and State Fire processed the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The name of the victim has been withheld until the family is located and notified.