One dead in New Castle fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) –  Investigators are working to determine what caused a fire that killed Lewis Edwin Sheffield, 61, in New Castle Thursday night.

The fire broke out about 11 p.m. at 761 Lathrop Street on the city’s southeast side. Firefighters found the flames on the first of a two-story house; the fire had spread to the second floor.

While firefighters were at the scene, a woman who lives at the home arrived told first respondents that her husband was inside.

Firefighters rescued Sheffield, who was found on the second floor in a bedroom. He was laying in bed.

Medical personnel rushed Sheffield to Jameson Hospital in New Castle, where he was later pronounced dead.

The home had about $35,000 in damage, and the fire has since been ruled accidental, according to authorities.

This is a developing story. Check back here and tune in to upcoming newscasts for updates.

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