Woman and 12-year-old grandson dead after house fire in Farmington

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FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people are dead after a house fire in Farmington on Tuesday.

According to Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson, 84-year-old Mary Button and her 12-year-old grandson, Conrad Button have died.

The call came in at 2:47 a.m. on Ellsworth Road. When firefighters arrived on scene the two story house was fully engulfed in flames and they were not able to get inside the home.

Bernard Button — Mary Button’s son and Conrad’s uncle — was also inside and was able to get out of the home. The three dogs that were home at the time have all been accounted for.

“Nothing left,” Henderson said of the home. “It was a two story, single resident house and basically some exterior walls and the chimney is all that’s left.”

Along with the house, several vehicles that were around the residence burned as well.

Conrad was a student in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. Henderson said he had notified the district.

“Conrad was a beloved member of the middle school and this is an incredibly difficult time for all throughout the district and local community,” middle school Principal Dr. Darcy Smith said.

Conrad was a member of the choir, band, cub scouts and played sports.

“Conrad has been a student here since elementary school,” Palmyra-Macedon Superintendent Bob Ike said.

“All of the grade levels, teachers who have worked with Conrad over the years have been impacted. Our team has come together to provide that support for them throughout the day and continue to do so as long as it’s needed.”

The district has a crisis repose team and counseling services available throughout the upcoming days for those who needs it.

Assistant Chief of the Farmington Fire Department John Weidenborner said counseling services will be available for the responding firefighters as well.

“I was on scene as one of the first chiefs … finding the house fully involved. Unfortunately there was no way we were able to perform life-saving efforts.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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