LANSING, N.Y. (WENY) -- A fatal fire that happened on Monday night in Tompkins County, is now under investigation.

New York State Police say the fire happened around 5 o'clock on Christopher Circle in the Town of Lansing. Troopers say firefighters discovered the 86-year-old homeowner deceased inside of the home.

The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family.

The cause is now under investigation.