Thursday, 19 April, 2018


House fire in New Castle leaves elderly man dead

Damage is estimated at $450,000 after an early Monday evening fire at a Mayfair house House fire in New Castle leaves elderly man dead
Bennie Garza | 16 April, 2018, 17:00

Harrisburg first responders quickly got a house fire under control on Sunday, containing the damage to one area of the home.

St. Clair crews responded to a residential fire Thursday afternoon, April 12.

Wearing breathing apparatus, two officers used a dry powder extinguisher, a thermal imaging camera and a large fan to extinguish the fire.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing throughout the right-side of a split-level, wood-frame house.

Authorities said a man who lived there jumped out of the window to escape. The woman was eventually found safe and was away visiting with her adult daughter.

Multiple fire departments fought a house fire at a two-story home Sunday in Fairview Heights. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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