Authorities: One killed in late night house fire in Shade Township

  • Source: WJAC-TV 6 NBC/CW+ Johnstown
  • Published: 01/24/2021 05:37 PM

One person was killed in a late night house fire in Shade Township, according to state police in Somerset and Somerset County 911 officials. Authorities say crews were dispatched to a home along the 1100 block of Old Forbes Road around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. State police say the home is a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Somerset County Coroner's Office has not released the identity of the victim. They say an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Crews from Stoystown, Friedens, Hooversville, Central City and Shanksville fire departments were all on scene to assist, as well as Boswell and Conemaugh Township EMS.



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