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Sheriff: No foul play suspected in Otsego County fire

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TOWN OF ONEONTA (WBNG) -- Authorities in Otsego County suspect no foul play in a residential fire that occurred late Monday evening in the town of Oneonta.

The Otsego County Sheriff's Office tells 12 News that the deceased's body has been sent to Lourdes for an autopsy.

They say the fire and the body found are connected. They are asking the public for assistance into their investigation.

On Monday evening, fire officials and law enforcement responded to a residential fire at County Route 58.

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The sheriff's office says the body that was recovered was located in a separate structure from the burning building.

The investigation into the fire remains underway.

WBNG Staff

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