UPDATE: Death ruled accidental in house fire

Local News

Officials have not released the name of the male victim killed in Thursday’s deadly fire, but they have ruled the death as accidental.

The fire broke out between 1 and 2 p.m. in a mobile home along Shomo Road, Juniata Township.

An autopsy indicated he died from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation.

Six fire companies responded but had a tough time getting it under control because of the remote location.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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