2009-03-05 / Local & State

Fatal Fire Under Investigation

STAFF REPORT

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday in connection with the death of a Bedford County man during a residential fire over the weekend at his 151 North Main Street, Breezewood home.

While awaiting results of the March 2 autopsy, a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police has been contacted to determine both the cause and origin of the February 28 early morning fire that occurred only several blocks from the Breezewood fire station.

Damage to the small house was extensive, even though firefighters were able to contain flames to the residence's kitchen located to the rear of the home. The remainder of the house suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

After the fire was under control, firefighters discovered the man's body. His identity has not yet been released. The man's wife and children were not at home at the time of the fire.

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