Police ID man killed in Lyons Falls house fire

Police have ID'd the man who was killed in a house fire in Lewis County last week.

According to the Sheriff's Office, 68-year-old Donald Podkowka died in his Lyons Falls home Friday afternoon.

The blaze apparently broke out after Podkowka fell asleep while at the same time using his stove.

He did not have working smoke detectors in his residence.

The investigation is still ongoing, but deputies believe Podkowka likely died as a result of smoke inhalation.


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