Marshals: Lightning may have caused deadly fire

The new-born dolphin called Mir (Peace), top, swims with his mother named Beauty, during a dolphin performance in Nemo dolphinarium in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Dolphin called Mir (Peace) was born in a dolphinarium on the eve of of Labor Day in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. There is hope that the name will serve as a symbol of hope for the troubled region’s future: Peace. Only a few customers attended a dolphin performance Tuesday afternoon, a turnout that company representatives said might have been down to tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
The new-born dolphin called Mir (Peace), top, swims with his mother named Beauty, during a dolphin performance in Nemo dolphinarium in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Dolphin called Mir (Peace) was born in a dolphinarium on the eve of of Labor Day in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. There is hope that the name will serve as a symbol of hope for the troubled region’s future: Peace. Only a few customers attended a dolphin performance Tuesday afternoon, a turnout that company representatives said might have been down to tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State fire marshals believe lightning may have sparked the fire that killed a western Pennsylvania man early Thursday morning.

A woman and small child escaped the house fire, but the man was killed after he returned to the home to try to rescue a dog, witnesses say.

The fire took place in New Brighton, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, as a storm slammed through the region.

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