WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) – State police have identified an elderly man killed in a fire that destroyed a house in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Troopers from the Belle Vernon barracks say 78-year-old James Thomas Harris, known as Tommy to his friends, died in Monday’s fire.
The fire was reported before 5 a.m. Monday in the South Huntingdon Township, a largely rural area about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The Westmoreland County coroner’s office confirmed the fatality.
Authorities were still investigating the cause of the fire.
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