Carlton fire victim identified as owner of property

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Firefighters spent several hours on Friday at the scene of a fire in Carlton at 2086 Oak Orchard Rd.

CARLTON – The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified George Swartz as the victim of a fatal fire on Friday, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess said.

The body of George P. Swartz, 65, was recovered in the remains of a house fire on Friday night. Swartz owned the house and was the sole resident.

The Monroe County Examiner’s Office in Rochester determined Swartz’s cause of death as “Inhalation of Various Combustibles” and the manner of death as “Accidental,” Hess said.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.