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April 13, 2014

Police release names of fire victims

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

The Lockport Police Department released the names of the victims of Saturday morning's fire on Crosby Avenue. 

Police confirmed Sunday night that the victims who died in the blaze were 58-year-old David Flagler and 61-year-old Deborah Lenz. Obituaries for the deceased are on page 4A.

The fire, reported to the Lockport Fire Department at 12:23 a.m. Saturday, was well in progress when firefighters arrived at the scene.

LPD was unable to revive Lenz after she was found near a door. Flagler was found on the living room floor, already deceased.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but officials said Saturday afternoon that they believed it originated in a couch.

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