CORRY — Pennsylvania State Police fire marshals are investigating the cause of a Friday morning fire in western Warren County that killed one person.
Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik confirmed Friday afternoon that there was one fatality in the fire at a residence in the 300 block of Scotts Crossing Road in Columbus Township, south of Route 6 and just east of Corry in Erie County.
Zydonik said she is not releasing information on the victim at this time, but said she pronounced the person dead at the scene at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.
The fire was reported at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Erie County 911. The Corry Fire Department, which covers that portion of Warren County, arrived at the residence to find heavy fire and located one victim, a dispatcher said.
Two other occupants of the residence were being evaluated at the scene, and one firefighter was taken to Corry Memorial Hospital after suffering a knee injury, according to the dispatch report.
Corry and Columbus fire departments were assisted at the scene by crews from the Wrightsville and Spring Creek volunteer fire departments, according to Warren County 911. Crews remained on scene until shortly after noon Friday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported that Scotts Crossing Road was closed from Route 6 to the intersection with Drobneck Road in Columbus Township while firefighters were fighting the fire. The roadway reopened shortly after 11 a.m., PennDOT said.
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