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Three people injured in fire at Perry County home

Firefighters managed to rescue the victim, who was trapped inside the structure. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, authorities said.
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DUNCANNON, Pa. — Update, Jan. 24: Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced that the PSP Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of a Perry County fire that trapped one and injured two firefighters on Monday.

The fire originated in a bedroom of the single-family home, according to troopers. One man was trapped in an adjoining bathroom; firefighters freed him and he was transported to a hospital with significant injuries.

Two firefighters were also treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation, officers said.

PSP say the damage to the home was contained to the bedroom where the fire started and the connected bathroom. 

Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP in Newport at 717-567-3110.

Previously: One person was injured after being trapped in a fire in Perry County Monday morning, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 12:39 p.m. on Jan. 23 at a home on the 400 block of Linton Hill Road in Wheatfield Township, according to emergency dispatch.

Firefighters managed to rescue one person who was trapped inside. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment, dispatch said.

Duncannon Fire Company was handling the two-alarm blaze.

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