- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

OLYPHANT, Pa. (AP) - Firefighters say a 58-year-old man has died in a northeastern Pennsylvania house fire that quickly went to three alarms as single-digit temperatures caused water and equipment to freeze.

Firefighters responded to the Scott Township home around 11 p.m. Wednesday and continued to battle the blaze for several hours. The two-story home collapsed around 12:45 p.m.

Officials did not release the victim’s name. No one else was hurt.

The Times-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Aum73b) officials were salting the road to break up ice formed from water used in fighting the fire.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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