NEWFIELD, N.Y. – Police have identified two victims of a fatal fire which engulfed a home in Newfield last week.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Alton J. Hile Jr., 51, and Sandy Robinson, 71, died as a result of the fire on Dec. 27.

Police say they responded to a reported structure fire just before 6 p.m. at Ward Heights Trailer Park, located near the intersection of Douglas Road and Ward Heights North in the Town of Newfield.

The sheriff’s department was assisted at the scene by Newfield Fire, Enfield Fire, Odessa Fire, State Fire Investigators, and Bangs Ambulance.

A joint investigation between the sheriff’s department and New York State Fire investigators is still ongoing to determine the cause of the blaze.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.