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Waverly Man Died in House Fire, Cause Under Investigation

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office is presently investigating a fatal house fire, which occurred on the evening of Sunday November 17, 2019, in the Town of Barton. At approximately 8:51 PM, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center received reports of a structure fire at 18 Crane Road, Waverly. The fire was extinguished by responding fire departments from Waverly-Barton and Lockwood, as well as by assisting departments from Sayre and Athens Township in Pennsylvania. The investigation revealed that one person, 57-year-old John P. Gay of 18 Crane Rd., Waverly, died as a result of the structure fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team.