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House fire near Connellsville claims resident's life

Joe Napsha
| Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

A Fayette County man was killed ysterday afternoon in a fire at his home near Connellsville, authorities said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was found in the downstairs of his home at 1813 Kentucky Ave., Bullskin, said Jeff Kelley, a Bullskin assistant fire chief. Fayette County Deputy Coroner Paul Kondrla was at the scene yesterday.

County real estate records show the one-story brick house is owned by Wayne Sepkovic.

The victim's wife, whose name was not released, escaped from the fire, which was reported at 3:15 p.m., Kelley said.

The cause of the fire, and the source of the blaze, were under investigation by a state police fire marshal.

Smoke was coming out of the house when firefighters arrived at the scene a few minutes after receiving the alarm, Kelley said. The house sustained heavy smoke damage, Kelley said.

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