Fatal Fires Investigated in Otsego and Bradford Counties
Two separate fatal fires are under investigation in the Twin Tiers this week.
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fire in Bradford County where the victim was not located until firefighters had brought the blaze under control.
The fire on Pleasant Street in Rome was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday, February 15 and arriving firefighters found the house fully engulfed.
The body of Guy Abell was found by firefighters inside the burned-out home.
State Police say there were no signs of foul play.
New York State Police say they also don’t suspect foul play in a fatal fire in the Village of Gilbertsville, in Otsego County earlier in the week.
64-year-old Lucinda Dubben was found dead in the Maple Street home by firefighters. That fire was reported at around 9:11 a.m. on Monday, February 14.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters from Gilbertsville, New Berlin, Morris, Otego, West Laurens, Sidney, Wells Bridge and West Oneonta all responded to that fire in Otsego County.