Remains in Lockport fire thought to be missing teen

Aug 13, 2016

Firefighters are still monitoring the HTI Recycling building in Lockport, the scene of a huge blaze ignited Wednesday night.

The evacuation order has been lifted for nearby residents, who were offered shelter by the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Human remains discovered at the scene are believed to be 14-year old Joe Phillips. Phillips phoned a friend saying he was in the building and couldn't get out when the fire began.

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Investigators are examining if there is any connection to the blaze with Phillips and that friend.