Farmington fire victims died due to smoke inhalation, vigil held Thursday

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FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WROC) — The Palmyra community came together Thursday night to mourn the loss of two, a grandmother and her grandson.

84-year-old Mary Button and 12-year-old Conrad Button died from smoke inhalation in their two story home on Ellsworth Road after a fire broke out shortly before 2:47 a.m. on Tuesday.

Conrad was a student in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District, and would have turned 13 on Thursday.

“It’s just so sad knowing that I’ll never see him again,” seventh grader in the district and Conrad’s close friend Victoria Judd said.

“I hope to feel that he’s still with me and he knows that everybody misses him.”

A speaker at the vigil said he was found in his grandmother’s room because he wouldn’t leave her behind.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

12-year-old Conrad Button lost his life in a house fire on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. A vigil will be held, honoring him and his grandmother who also passed on Thursday, which would have been Conrad’s 13th birthday.

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