Man killed in N. Huntingdon trailer fire

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A man who used a wheelchair died after his trailer caught fire early Tuesday in North Huntingdon.

Dale W. Shields, 63, died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, the Westmoreland County coroner's office said. His death was ruled accidental.

Police said the fire was reported in Mr. Shields' trailer, at 433 Maryland Drive, at 3:49 a.m. He was unable to escape the blaze and was found dead inside the home, police said. Police are investigating, but said the fire is not suspicious.



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