Police Seek Teen In Connection With Fatal Fire

UPDATE: The 17-year-old person of interest wanted in connection with a fatal fire in Allegany County is now in custody. Click here for more.

CLARKSVILLE – New York State Police are looking for a teen in connection with a fatal fire in Allegany County Thursday morning.

Troopers say William J. Larson Jr., 17, of Clarksville, is wanted for questioning.

Police said he was identified on scene while the fire was being extinguished and left the location prior to state police arriving.

Larson is 5′ 09″ with brown hair and blue eyes.

If located, police say do not approach, but rather contact them at (585) 344-6200.

Two bodies were found in the home at 8472 Courtney Hallow early Thursday morning.

The Portville, Bolivar-Richburg and Cuba-Rushford school districts closed out of a precaution.

Police in Cuba and Clarksville advised residents to stay inside and not answer their doors.


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