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Coroner: Man dies in York City fire

The cause of death is pending toxicology results. The manner of death is still pending the outcome of the police investigation.
Credit: York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services

YORK, Pa. — Update (Dec. 5): The victim of Friday night's fatal fire has been identified by the county coroner's office as Anthony Brown.

The cause and manner of his death are still pending the toxicology and police investigation results.


A 70-year-old man died in a house fire on Friday night in York, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

The unnamed victim was found dead inside his home on the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Firefighters were dispatched to the fire around 10 p.m. on Friday. Multiple fire companies were on the scene to help put out the 3-alarm fire.

The fire affected five apartments and the estimated loss is over $275,000, according to fire officials.

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was called to investigate after the victim was found on the second floor of his home.

The victim's identification will be released once his family has been notified.

No autopsy will be performed.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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