Crews investigate fatal basement fire near Willowen Dr. in Irondequoit

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IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — One man has died after a basement fire near Willowen Drive in Irondequoit Sunday.

According to Irondequoit police, firefighters were called to the home around 6:25 p.m. Sunday. They were told a man inside was unable to evacuate.

Police say Richard Christiano, 36, was found in the kitchen of the home. He was taken to a local hospital, but did not survive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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