UPDATE: Cause of Fatal House Fire in Indiana County Determined to Be Electrical

| December 31, 2018

INDIANA CO., Pa. (EYT) – State police say the cause of the fatal house fire in Indiana County on Sunday morning has been determined to be electrical in origin.

According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, Chief Tim Fetterhoff, of the Perry Township Fire Department, requested assistance from a PA State Police Fire Marshal in determining the origin and cause of a fatal fire that occurred at 16153 Route 119, North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

The fire occurred at 6:55 a.m. on Sunday, December 30. It originated in a second-story bedroom, according to police.

The cause was determined to be accidental and was the result of an electrical matter.

A juvenile female was killed in the fire.

Another juvenile female victim and an adult male victim were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. They are still being treated and are in stable condition.

Firefighters from Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company, Marion Center Volunteer Fire Company, Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company, Big Run Volunteer Fire Company, and Punxsutawney fire departments were dispatched to the scene.

The home is determined to be a complete loss.


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