15-year-old dies after house fire in Ontario County, donation drive held Monday for family

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SHORTSVILLE, N.Y. (WROC) — A teenager who was hospitalized via Mercy Flight after a house fire Wednesday has died.

According to the Ontario County Emergency Management Office, William “Bill” Stubinger, 15, passed away Friday as a result of injuries from the fire. Officials say Stubinger’s father is a volunteer with the Manchester Fire Department, and his grandfather is a Shortsville volunteer firefighter.

The fire started around 11:43 p.m. Wednesday at the home on Palmyra Street. An adult and four children escaped, but William had to be rescued by firefighters.

The community is coming together to help the family in this time of need. Donations of new and used household items, cash or gift cards can be brought to T. Spex Eyewear on Route 21 in Canandaigua on Monday from 1 to 7 p.m.

The fire is under investigation by the Ontario County Fire Coordinator’s Office.

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