2009-07-09 / Local & State

Autopsy Planned In Western Pa. Fire Death

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Officials in western Pennsylvania say an autopsy is planned on the body of a woman who died in a fire in her Erie home.

Erie County Deputy Coroner Korac Timon has identified the victim as 50-year-old Tina Basile.

Passers-by reported the blaze at 11:08 a.m. Friday. Fire officials say the blaze was confined to a rear bedroom. Chief fire inspector Guy Santone says he will wait until after the autopsy to discuss the cause of the fire.

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