Man dies from complications related to smoke inhalation, burns after Gorham fire
GORHAM, N.Y. (WHEC) — UPDATE: James Baker, who was receiving treatment at the hospital, died from his injuries on Tuesday afternoon for complications realted to burns and smoke inhalation.
A 68-year-old man is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after a fire in Ontario County Monday.
James Baker is in the trauma burn ICU unit at the hospital. Officials say he was found in cardiac arrest and given CPR. He was also treated for smoke inhalation.
Engine 211 Truck 281 on scene in Crystal Beach for a STRUCTURE FIRE— Canandaigua Fire (@IAFF2098) February 22, 2022
4187 STATE RT 364 15:20 2/21 with a person trapped. Engine 211 had a line on the fire, Truck 281 did VEIS and Vertical Vent. pic.twitter.com/0cqewn4NJN
It happened around 3 p.m. on State Route 364 in Gorham, near Crystal Beach.
Crews say the other resident of the home was at work when the fire started. Three cats passed away.
The fire started in the living room, but the cause is still under investigation.
Five fire departments responded.