Center Street apartment fire early Tuesday claimed the life of a resident

A Center Street apartment fire early Tuesday claimed the life of a resident. Wayne Moore, 63, was found by Lyndonville firefighters in an apartment at 580 Center St. after they were alerted to a fire there a little after 2 a.m. Lyndonville Fire Capt. Dan Bigelow, who was the scene commander at the fire, said firefighters arriving on the scene saw smoke pouring from the apartment and flames on the backside of the apartment building. The property, owned by Spates Family LLC, based in Newport, has six apartments. Upon arrival, firefighters learned that Moore was still inside the apartment where the fire was spreading. All other occupants of the apartment building were safely outside. No one else was in Moore’s apartment at the time of the fire. Firefighters made entry into Moore’s apartment and found him. They carried him out of the apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.