Victim Of Fatal Gerry Fire Identified

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GERRY, NY (WNY News Now) – The victim of a fatal fire in Gerry has been identified.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Sally Wissman was located deceased within her home at 4532 Rt 60 in the Town of Gerry.

Flames were reported by people driving by just after 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Wissman was the home’s lone occupant at the time.

The county coroner took her remains to ECMC in Buffalo for an autopsy.

The Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team is now working to determine what sparked flames.

“Our two main points are to photograph the scene, we start on the outside and then work our way indoors, we also want to talk to any witnesses or residents who may have any information about the house, the layout, what they heat with, if there is any electrical problems, things like that,” explained Chautauqua County Undersheriff Richard Telford.

The Gerry Fire Department was assisted by several other jurisdictions in fighting flames. Preliminarily, deputies do not believe the fire was suspicious.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.


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