New York State Police are not releasing the name of a homeowner who has died in a fire in Tompkins County.

Authorities say the house on Christopher Circle in the Town of Lansing was reported on fire at 5:10 p.m. December 17.

Cayuga Heights Firefighters found the body of the 86-year-old homeowner inside the house and called the State Police in Ithaca.

The State Police Troop C Forensic Identification Unit and State Fire were called in.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and authorities say the name of the victim is being withheld until family can be notified.

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