The staff of the Warwick Valley Dispatch extends their thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Madeline Gwodz. Gwodz, 69, died inside her home during a fire, located at 129 Hunt Dr. in the Village of Florida, on Mon., Jan. 1 around 1:20 a.m.
Warwick Police Lt. John Rader said that when firefighters arrived at the house, flames were coming out of the front and back windows. Firefighters from the Florida Fire Department and other departments battled the blaze in frigid temperatures.
Lt. Rader said the fire appears accidental and that the investigation is ongoing.