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Person dies in Ithaca house fire

One person has died after a fire broke out at a home in Ithaca, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to 409 E. Buffalo Street around 9:25 p.m. Monday to find heavy smoke and fire coming from a three-story, three-family home, the Ithaca Fire Department said.

Neighbors alerted firefighters to the backside of the building where they indicated a person was living, fire officials said.

Firefighters entered the building and found a victim inside on the first floor. The victim was removed from the home and life-saving measures were attempted, but unsuccessful, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.

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