2009-12-31 / Police Reports

Christmas Morning Fire Kills Pa. Man

JOSEPHINE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania are trying to find out what started a blaze that killed a man early Christmas morning.

Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the home in Indiana County’s Burrell Township just after 3:30 a.m. Friday. Officials say 38-year-old Marcus Crow was apparently home by himself when the blaze broke out. He was taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 5 a.m.

The county coroner’s office says he had extensive burns and possible smoke inhalation. An autopsy will be done at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.

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