DERBY, NY - An early morning fire on Hamilton Drive in Evans claimed the life of a woman. The victim has been identified as 52 year old Teresa Van Cherie.
Firefighters arrived at the home at 6892 Hamilton Drive around 2:20 a.m. and found it engulfed in flames. When 2 On Your Side arrived on the scene, fire was shooting through the roof.
Emergency crews were unable to get inside and rescue the woman because of the intense heat of the flames and smoke.
The fire was under control by 4:00 a.m., but still smoldering.
The fire and fatality are under investigation by Evans Police Department detectives and the Erie County Sheriff's Office.