BARTON, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tioga County Sheriff's Office is investigating after one man died in a house fire Sunday evening in the Town of Barton.

Just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 911 dispatchers received reports of a fire on 18 Crane Road. The fire was put out by responding crews from Waverly-Barton and Lockwood, with assistance from Sayre and Athens Township in Pennsylvania.

Police say the investigation revealed 57-year-old John Gay died because of that fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the  Tioga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team.