Police searching for teen wanted for questioning in fatal Allegany County fire

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State police are searching for a 17-year-old from the Allegany County town of Clarksville who is wanted for questioning in a fatal fire investigation.

State Police are attempting to locate William J. Larson Jr., 17, of Clarksville, NY, for questioning in a fatal fire investigation.
Credit Cuba Police Department Facebook page

Police in the nearby town of Cuba say William Larson Jr. was at the scene as a fire on Courtney Hollow Road was being extinguished early Thursday morning. Police say he left the location before state police arrived. The fire killed two people.

Larson is 5'9" with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who may locate Larson is asked to not approach him and to call 911.

"If you must go about your business please do so with extra caution. If you feel that there is someone at your door or on your property who doesn’t belong there do not answer or let them in call 911 immediately," reads a notice on the Cuba Police Department's Facebook page.

Cuba residents have been asked to shelter in place and not answer their doors. Cuba-Rushford Central School has been closed for today.