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Resident dies, four firefighters injured after Mifflin County house fire

Linda K. Nist, 70, died and four firefighters were injured after battling an early morning house fire in Lewistown.

LEWISTOWN, Pa. — Update, 11:50 a.m. (April 21): The victim has been identified as Linda K. Nist, 70. 

The Mifflin County Coroner's Office determined Nist died as a result of smoke inhalation. 


One person has died and four firefighters were injured after battling a house fire in Lewistown on Tuesday morning.

According to emergency dispatch, crews were sent to the first block of Logan Street in Lewistown around 12:20 a.m. on April 19 for a reported fire.

Crews said upon arrival, the fire could be seen coming out of the first floor of the home.

While battling the house fire, four firefighters were injured, emergency dispatch said. Two of the firefighters were treated for their injuries at the scene, while the other two first responders had to be taken to the hospital after suffering first and second degree burns to the ears, neck, and back, Lewistown Fire Chief Bob Barlett said.

A resident of the home died in the fire, and nine people, including three children, have been displaced from the building, as the fire affected and damaged surrounding homes, Barlett said.

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is investigating the fire.

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