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>Victim of fatal fire in Batavia identified

BATAVIA -- Batavia police have identified the victim of a fire in a Dellinger Avenue apartment.

Gary Horner, 58, was killed in the blaze, which broke out about 3 a.m. in a second-floor apartment at 5 Dellinger Ave. Careless smoking is the suspected cause of the fire. Firefighters responded to the address near West Main Street and searched Horner's apartment, where they found his body in his bedroom. Four first-floor apartment residents were evacuated.

Damage was estimated at $20,000.

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