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Barton Woman Dies In Mobile Home Blaze

A Tioga County woman died as a result of a fire that started in the kitchen of a mobile home.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Authorities say 37-year-old Valentene Mazzella was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday evening’s blaze in the town of Barton.

Investigators say 32-year-old John Gerhard, who also was inside the home at the time of the fire, was taken to Binghamton General Hospital to be evaluated.

The blaze at 355 State Route 34 occurred early Saturday evening.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was caused by an overheated pan on the kitchen stove.

Waverly and Lockwood firefighters were on the scene of the blaze for several hours.

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