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Fatal Fire In Elmira Heights

There was a fire early this morning at the Villa Serene Apartments in Elmira Heights. Fire officials have confirmed one death. The high rise apartments sit at the corner of East 14th Street and Horseheads Boulevard. The fire started on the 11th floor. Multiple fire department have responded to this scene. Residents from floors 1 through 9 were allowed back inside, but those evacuated from the 10th through 12th floors were taken to the North Presbyterian Church on College Avenue in Elmira by the American Red Cross. A news conference is expected later this morning.

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