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Plumcreek fire victim identified

Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times - Smoke and small rekindling fires are the remains of 342 Village Road in Plumcreek. Resident Terry Verner was killed in the blaze early Wednesday morning while attempting to rescue his pet. Wednesday December 11, 2013
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times</em></div>Smoke and small rekindling fires are the remains of 342 Village Road in Plumcreek. Resident Terry Verner was killed in the blaze early Wednesday morning while attempting to rescue his pet. Wednesday December 11, 2013
Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times - Two horses stand under a shelter at 342 Village Road in Plumcreek. Resident Terry Verner was killed early Wednesday morning night while attempting to rescues a pet from his burning structure. Wednesday December 11, 2013
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Louis B. Ruediger | Leader Times</em></div>Two horses stand under a shelter at 342 Village Road in Plumcreek. Resident Terry Verner was killed early Wednesday morning night while attempting to rescues a pet from his burning structure. Wednesday December 11, 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
 

A Plumcreek man died early Wednesday when he re-entered his burning home to try to save his dogs.

Armstrong County Deputy Coroner Brian K. Myers identified the man as Terry L. Verner, 43, of 342 Village Road.

The fire was reported about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Verner and a cousin who was staying at the mobile home escaped the burning structure, Myers said. Verner, however, heard his dog yelping from inside the trailer and when back inside to try to rescue it.

Verner's body was found just inside the front door, Myers said. He died of smoke inhalation. Myers ruled the death accidental.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, but officials said it does not appear suspicious.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 ext. 1319 or bbeatty@tribweb.com.

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