CASTILE, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 sources say a body has been recovered in the old municipal building in Castile.
Sources say the body is believed to be 52-year-old Lorraine Qutermous. She lived in the building and ran a popular restaurant inside, Lorraine's Place. The body was located in the basement. Qutermous lived on the second floor, but may have ended up in the basement as the building collapsed.
The North Main Street municipal building went up in flames at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was difficult to fight and 24 fire companies were called in to help fight the flames. Tankers were needed to bring water to the crews because Castile's hydrants were dry. The village water system is undergoing reconstruction.
Castile remains in a state of emergency because the municipal building was also the home of town and village offices and a courthouse. Officials say the firehouse will serve as a court house and the Bank of Castile has made office space for village and town workers at no cost. Operations are expected to resume on Thursday, using the same phone numbers that have always served the Castile community.
Investigators have not ruled anything out for the cause of the fire or the victim's death. The historic building is now undergoing emergency demolition.
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, ATF, and the Buffalo Police Department were called to Tioga Street near Fairchild Place in North Buffalo just before midnight Thursday.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
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