- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man found dead after a fire in his central Pennsylvania home had been shot, but there’s no evidence of a crime at this point.

The fire in the Lancaster suburb of West Hempfield Township was reported at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the 46-year-old man was found in an upstairs bedroom with a single gunshot wound. Officials haven’t released his name but said he was the only resident of the home.

State police fire marshals say the blaze was deliberately set, but investigators say there’s no evidence that anyone aside from the property owner was involved and “no evidence of foul play.”

Chief Mark Pugliese said an explosion heard by neighbors was from a propane tank in the garage, and several paint cans also exploded.


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