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Victim of fatal Carlton house fire discovered in basement

CARLTON – Firefighters late Friday discovered the body of possibly the homeowner in the basement a burned-out home on Orchard Park Road, north of Route 104, the Orleans County Sheriff’s said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The fatal fire started about 1:40 p.m. Friday and drew seven fire companies.

Firefighters were hampered by exploding fireworks and large piles of debris, authorities said. In addition, water tankers had to be brought to the scene after the water main to a hydrant broke, officials said.