One person dead in house fire in New Castle

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A man died in a fire in New Castle last night, according to fire officials in the Lawrence County community.

He was pronounced dead at Jameson Memorial Hospital, Fire Chief Mark Panella said. Firefighters found him in a room directly above the room where the fire originated.

The fire was caused by a faulty multi-plug outlet, Chief Panella said.

Officials have not released the victim’s name.

Firefighters responded to a call for a blaze in the 700 block of Lathrop Street about 10 p.m. Thursday. It took responders almost four hours to clear the electrical fire, Chief Panella said.

First Published February 28, 2014 8:49 AM

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