Looking to Identify A Suspect in the Milford Street Fire

By WBNG News

Looking to Identify A Suspect in the Milford Street Fire

March 18, 2011 Updated Mar 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Fire Investigators say they are closer to determining a cause of a fatal fire.

It took the life of Jeffrey Aissa,17, in Binghamton.

Fire Investigators are now ruling out the possibility that a fire accelerant was used.

They say asphalt in the siding helped fuel the fire and cause it to quickly spread.

The fire broke out early Thursday morning and quickly destroyed the home.

The community is coming together to help the Aissa family.

A benefit will be held at Flashbacks on Sunday, March 27.

"This is a family of six right now that has nothing, so what we want to do is pull our resources together as quickly as possible to put them in the right hands so this family can continue to move forward," said Rich David of Binghamton.

David says Maureen Aissa had one biological daughter and adopted the other children.

Her daughter, Lesley Buell, used to work for the City of Binghamton.

The American Red Cross is providing shelter for the family.

St. Paul's Church is also planning to collect an offering.

The fundraiser to help the family will be held at Flashbacks on Sunday, March 27 from Noon to 5 p.m.

It's $10.00 at the door with food, drawings, raffles and entertainment.