Coroner: Centre County fire victim identified

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UPDATE: Coroner Scott Sayers of Centre County identified the man who passed away following the blaze that tore through his mobile home.

The autopsy found that Kenneth Fitzgerald of Benner Township died of smoke inhalation Sunday night. Sayers said the manner was accidental.

The home was destroyed, though what led to the fire has not been shared at this time.

The original story can be found below.


CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A body was removed from a Benner Township home early Monday morning following a fire, but further details were not immediately available.

Crews initially made their way to the trailer, which is located near the intersection of Buffalo Run and Chicory roads, late Sunday night. They were on scene for hours and closed part of Route 550 for a time.

The house itself was completely destroyed by the flames. A Pennsylvania state fire marshal is investigating.

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