Lancaster County fire kills 4, coroner reports
LANCASTER — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say an early fire on the Fourth of July has claimed the lives of four people.
Officials in Lancaster County say the blaze broke out about 3 a.m. Thursday in a home in the city of Lancaster.
Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the county coroner, confirmed that four people died in the blaze.
He declined to provide other details about the victims, saying officials were still working to confirm their identities. Autopsies are scheduled for Friday.
Fire Chief Timothy Gregg told The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era that seven others were taken to the hospital.
Information about their conditions was not immediately available.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- ‘We are’ chant now a permanent fixture on Penn State campus
- Donora-Webster bridge plunges into Mon River after 107 years
- Pa. spared earthquakes from deep-shale drilling
- Pa. could ease restrictions on fireworks, reaping big bang in taxes
- Presque Isle Downs cancels thoroughbred races because of running deer
- 2 from Western Pennsylvania charged with insurance fraud
- Marijuana drops on police priority list in Pa.
- Newsmaker: Michael Brewster