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Fatal Wyoming County blaze ruled arson-suicide

CASTILE – The death of a 52-year-old Wyoming County woman whose body was discovered in the burnt wreckage of her Castile restaurant last October has been ruled an arson-suicide, authorities said.

Lorraine Qutermous’ body was discovered Oct. 3, one day after the fire at Lorraine’s Place Restaurant, 55 N. Main St. The blaze turned into a three-alarm fire that destroyed the restaurant and adjacent offices of the town and village of Castile. Twenty-four fire departments responded to the alarm of fire.

The Monroe County medical examiner’s office has ruled Qutermous’ death a suicide, while Wyoming County officials determined that the fire was an arson.

Wyoming County sheriff’s officials said they would provide no further comments on the case.