Woman, two children killed in Clearfield County house fire

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UPDATE 10/30/19 8:01 PM — Clearfield County coroner Kim Synder Shaffer says the second child, age 7, that was flown to the hospital has died.


UPDATE 10/28/19 2:05 PM — Officials have ruled the fire accidental, saying it was caused by an overloaded electrical circuit.

A state police fire marshal reports the house did not have smoke detectors.

Damage is estimated at $150,000.


CLEARFIELD COUNTY (WTAJ) — Two people are dead after a house fire on Jury street in Lawrence Township early Monday morning.

The Clearfield County Coroner has confirmed to us that a 51-year-old Mary Beth Erickson and a 6-year-old girl have both died as a result of the fire.

We are also told 2 patients were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital. Their conditions are currently unknown.

Crews were first called out to the scene around 2:30 A.M. At least 8 companies responded.

We are continuing to gather information and will bring it to you as we get it.

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