Police Investigating Deadly Fire In Horseheads *UPDATE*

On Monday at approximately 10:05 a.m. the Horseheads Town and County Fire Department was dispatched to 54 Level Acres, lot 31, for a house fire.

Upon arrival, police and firefighter found the residence to be completely engulfed in flames.  While attempting to extinguish the fire, a deceased body of a male was located within the residence. The victim is identified as 49 year old Michael Benjamin.

At this time, investigators believe there was no foul play, and the investigation is continuing

The State Police were assisted by the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Horseheads, Police Department, and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department.

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