LOCKPORT – A reported natural gas odor preceded a fire Tuesday at the City of Lockport house where a woman was killed Oct. 20.
Firefighters were sent to 605 E. High St. at 5:53 p.m. after receiving a report of a gas odor, Fire Chief Patrick K. Brady said. Less than a minute later, the dispatch was updated to call it a working fire. A second alarm was sounded after the first fire truck arrived on the scene.
The fire was centered on the first floor, right under the second-floor bedroom in which Holly A. Seiler, 54, the owner of the multiple dwelling, was found dead after a fire that erupted at about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 20.
Tuesday, firefighters brought the flames under control quickly, and with help from Lockport police, determined that the occupants of the house escaped safely. There were no injuries. The cause remains under investigation by the Lockport police and fire departments, and no damage estimate was determined.
Police have not disclosed what they believe was the cause of Seiler's death.