One person dead, another injured in house fire on Hudson Avenue

Updated: 04/23/2014 7:11 PM
Created: 04/23/2014 12:08 PM WHEC.com
By: Jennifer Mobilia

A man was killed after a fire ripped through a home on Rochester’s northeast side. A woman had to be pulled from the burning home.

The fire broke out just before noon at a home on Hudson Avenue near Wilkins Street. 

Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused this fatal fire. Meanwhile, people in the neighborhood and the property manager are upset and want answers. 

Yvonne Gonzalez, witness, said, “You couldn't see the street and then after the window popped fire came out of the porch really bad.”

Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused this deadly fire on Hudson Avenue. Donald Skillman, who says he's the property manager, wants answers.

Donald Skillman said, “Somebody said fire bomb, somebody said something else. The fire investigators haven’t said anything.”

Authorities say, as of right now, the fire is considered suspicious, but say that could change. 

Captain Ted Kuppinger, Rochester Fire Department, said, “We investigate all possible causes, and as we eliminate certain causes, we start to narrow down what the cause may be."

Fredrick Young, who lives in the house, has identified the man who died in the fire as Reggie Grimes.  He's says he's in his 50's.  

Two other people were inside that house when the fire broke out. One woman was able to make it out on her own. The other had to be rescued from a second floor window and taken to the hospital.  Her condition is unknown at this time.  

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