UPDATE: Punxsutawney house fire leaves one dead

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11:53 a.m. — Officials have identified the occupant as 72-year-old Sally Geer. 

The Fire Marshal reported that he is looking into the cause of the fire being smoking while on Oxygen.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews were called to a house fire at 4:15 a.m. in Punxsutawney this morning, Monday, June 3, 2019.

The fire happened on the 200 block of West Liberty Street with a person trapped inside.

The fire was finally put out, but the occupant had died inside the building.

Jefferson County Coroner and the PSP Fire Marshal are on the scene.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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