UPDATE: Police identify East Rochester house fire victim
EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y. East Rochester police released the name of the person who died in a house fire Saturday morning on West Avenue in the Village of East Rochester.
The victim is 68-year-old Sandra Horncastle, who was trapped inside the residence and unable to be rescued by firefighters.
The East Rochester Fire Department said that combating the fire was made more difficult by the hoarding conditions present inside the home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Monroe County Fire Bureau, but East Rochester Police Department Chief Mike Brandenburg said that there is nothing suspicious about the origin.
No first responders were injured while battling the blaze.