Man found dead in Orleans County fire

CARLTON, N.Y. (WIVB)- A man was found dead following a large structure fire in the Town of Carlton.

Crews responded to the two story fire around 2 p.m. on Friday. The owner of the home could not immediately be located and was believed to still be inside the structure.

Just before 10 p.m., 65 year-old George Swartz was located in the basement and pronounced dead.

The cause of death has been ruled as “inhalation of various combustibles” and the manner of death has been ruled as accidental.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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