House fire claims life in Machias

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A house fire in Cattaraugus County claimed a life late Thursday morning. A body was found near the door of a home on Potter Road, in Machias, according to New York State Police.

Police received a 911 report of a home engulfed in flames around 11:52 a.m. Officials have not determined the cause of the fire, but they don’t suspect any foul play.

Police did not identify the victim. 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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