03/05/12 Neshannock Twp House Fire Kills an Elderly Man
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Location: 205 Worthington Ave. Neshannock Township Lawrence County
03/05/12 One man is dead and a woman is recovering in a Youngstown hospital after an early morning fire in Neshannock Township. The coroner has yet to release the names of the elderly couple believed to be in their eighties. The fire at 205 Worthington Ave. did little damage to the exterior of the home but was deadly to the man inside. Police tried entering the home to rescue the couple but were driven back by heavy smoke. Firemen arriving on the scene pulled the woman, who appeared to be coherent, from the front of the house. The man in the rear bedroom was unresponsive. The woman was taken by Noga Ambulance Service to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown. Her condition is unknown at this time. Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga arrived on the scene as well as the state fire marshall who is investigating the cause of the fire. Neshannock Township fire chief John DiCola talked with KDSTV’s Joe Sobczak and released this information on the fire.