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Fire Claims Life of Town of Aurora Man

By WBFO News

Buffalo, NY – A Town of Aurora man died in an early morning fire Tuesday in a trailer park off Route 16.

The name of the victim, believed to be in his early 60s, has not been released. A 70-year-old man who also lived in the trailer home was alerted by a smoke detector and escaped the flames.

An East Aurora police officer on routine patrol responded soon after the alarm was sounded. But heavy fire and smoke prevented a rescue attempt.

Fire investigators are looking at careless smoking as a possible cause. The trailer home was a total loss.