NEWFIELD, N.Y. — A fatal fire was reported in Newfield Wednesday evening at the Ward Heights Trailer Park, sources have said.

According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, a structure fire was reported at 5:50 p.m. at the trailer park, which is located near the intersection of Douglas Road and Ward Heights North.

Firefighters from Newfield Fire, Enfield Fire, Odessa Fire, State Fire Investigators, and Bangs Ambulance assisted at the scene and the cause of the fire is being investigated.

While the sheriff’s department has not confirmed that the fire is fatal, a family member confirmed to The Voice that two relatives died in the blaze. The person declined to comment further.

As of 12:20 a.m. a sheriff’s deputy is still at the home, keeping watch over the scene.

This is a developing story. 

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.