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Victim of Kilbuck house fire identified

| Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 2:48 p.m.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday identified the person killed in a house fire Oct. 24 in Kilbuck and the cause of death.

Eileen Covel, 53, died from thermal (burns) and (smoke) inhalation injuries from the fire reported about 3 a.m. in the 200 block of Camp Horne Road near Gibson Street and the Emsworth line.

The manner of death is pending investigation, the medical examiner's office reported. The county fire marshal and county police detectives are investigating the blaze, which gutted the home.

Fire and police at the scene said a U-Haul truck found backed up to the house was half-loaded and some other items were outside, indicating Covel was in the process of moving when the fire occurred.

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