Man killed in Newfane house fire identified

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NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a morning fire that took the life of a man.

The fire started around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment behind a house on West Avenue near Dutton Place. Roads in the area remain closed.

Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour confirmed the death in a tweet around 7 a.m. The victim was identified as 54-year-old James Marsh.

Investigators told News 4’s Ali Ingersoll the apartment didn’t have working smoke detectors. Marsh was found near the top of the stairs.

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