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.


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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