One dead after morning fire on Elmira’s Southside


One person is dead after a fire broke out a little after 5 a.m. Friday morning at a home on the corner of Coburn and Walnut Streets on the City of Elmira’s Southside.

Our sister station, WETM-TV in Elmira, reports that the upstairs and downstairs of the home at 551 Coburn Street appear to be heavily damaged.

Fire crews were still on scene hours later Friday morning, working to contain the fire.

Police confirmed that one person died in the fire.

Police are still investigating the cause, and have not released any details on the victim.

WETM will continue bringing updates on their website.

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