Ephratah, NY (June 22, 2022) – Authorities say that a house fire claimed the life of an elderly woman in the town of Ephratah. The incident was reported on Wednesday, June 22nd, at 517 NY State Route 67.
According to officials, firefighters and EMS crews were dispatched to the scene of a house fire where they arrived to battle the flames and attend to any residents. After the fire was extinguished, crews located the body of Sara E. Stinnett, 74, inside the home.
She was pronounced deceased at the scene, but few other details are available.
At this time, investigators are considering the fire suspicious in nature. The incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sara E. Stinnett at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
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Deadly Residential Fires in New York
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), portable electric heaters are estimated to be responsible for approximately 1,100 fires annually. The National Fire Protection Association says that space heaters account for most home heating fires of any type, causing at least two out of every five fires. Furthermore, of all fires caused by heating equipment, the majority of all which resulted in death involved a space heater. It is important to understand that if you have suffered due to a negligent person or entity, you have serious rights moving forward.
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