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Lower Southampton Man Dies in New Year’s Eve Morning Blaze (Updated)

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A contractor from CPR Restoration who is boarding up the fire gutted home on Fifth Street looks up as a PECO worker prepares to drop an electrical wire that leads to the dwelling.(Tom Sofield)

Update 1/3/10: Man Who Perished in New Year’s Eve House Fire Identified

Flames ripped through a one story rancher and took the life of an elderly man this morning just before sunrise in the Feasterville section of Lower Southampton.

An elderly man whose name is not being released at the moment was killed in the blaze this morning that occurred in the 100 block of Fifth Street in Lower Southampton which is located off Bustleton Pike.

Police arrived to the home to find the man trapped in the bedroom.

Firefighter’s from the Feasterville Fire Company who were on scene attempted to save the man but their attempts failed.

Volunteer firefighters who tried to rescue to man were forced to clear the home after the roof became unstable due to the heavy flames.

Private contractors who were boarding the home up this afternoon say the home is totally destroyed.

As of this hour authorities are not releasing any information on the cause but State Fire Marshals, County Fire Marshals and the Lower Southampton Fire Marshall was on-scene this morning investigating.

Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Online Editor

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