Some sad news to pass along, Richfield Central School District Science teacher Mrs. Mary Weingates has passed away in a fire at age 59. 

According to WKTV, the fire broke out at approximately 7 a.m. this morning (11/16):

According to reports, the fire took a few hours to put out, and when our crew arrived on the scene at 9 a.m., smoke was still billowing out of the residence.

Officials confirmed that the sole occupant and resident of the house, Mary E. Weingates, 59, passed away in the fire.

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As of right now the cause of the fire and death are currently under investigation. We will update you with more info as more is passed along.

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