Firefighters Find Body Inside Burning Garage; Investigation Underway

fire-truckCANOE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police are investigating a fatal fire in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

Officials say the fire broke out Saturday at 1536 Gaston Road sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 7:59 a.m.

Two garages at the location were discovered fully engulfed in flames upon fire department arrival.

As fire department personnel were combating the fire, a deceased individual was located inside one of the garages.

Authorities say the name of the victim is being withheld pending DNA testing for positive identification.

The Punxsutawney-based State Police Fire Marshall Unit is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.


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