Fire victim in Lawrence County identified

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A woman who died in a fire in Lawrence County Saturday morning has been identified as Sylvia Ann Summers.

The fire was reported at 7:25 a.m. at Ms. Summers' residence in the 400 block of Rapson Avenue in Union, outside New Castle, state police said.

A state police fire marshall still is investigating the cause of the blaze.

According to an autopsy, Ms. Summers, 47, died of smoke inhalation, police said.

Firefighters found her body in a bedroom of the home.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Johnson.


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