ID of man killed in eastern Pa. mobile home sought

BETHEL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say it may take weeks to identify the badly burned body of a man found dead after an early morning fire in a mobile home.

Officials in Berks County say a neighbor reported the blaze in the double-wide home on Old Route 22 in Bethel Township at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Chief Les Kegerreis of the Bethel Fire Company told the Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/10sgIaX ) that the roof had already collapsed before firefighters reached the scene. About 75 firefighters brought the flames under control 45 minutes later.

DNA evidence will be used to try to identify the victim, who was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said the cause is being sought, but the blaze does not appear to have been intentionally set.

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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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