Man dies in house fire in Geneva

Created: 03/26/2014 5:23 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

News10NBC has new information on a deadly house fire in Geneva. A 68-year-old man did not survive. Two other people who lived in the home are looking for a place to stay.

Right now, fire investigators are searching for clues as to what caused the early morning blaze.

Authorities say Richard Davis lived on the bottom floor of the home. Firefighters responded to a call Wednesday morning and found Davis unresponsive. They pulled him out, but it was too late authorities are not sure yet what caused the fire. But they say Davis may have had a medical condition that prevented him from getting out.

Chief Michael Combs, Geneva Fire Department, said, “We did find oxygen bottles in there. We also found parts of a wheelchair and a cane. So that in itself tells us there was something going on.”

On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters returned to the scene after someone saw smoke coming from the house. 

There were people living in the apartment upstairs and they made it out safe. The Red Cross is helping to place them in temporary housing. Officials say they should know more about what caused the fire within the next few days.

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