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Emergency personnel were called around 7:15am to a working structure fire in Girardville.
The fire was located at 529 and 527 East Mahanoy Ave.
Early reports were that 2 people were trapped but both were rescued and transported to an area hospital. 4 other victims escaped the fire as well.
The Republican Herald is now reporting that Edward Willis, one of the victims who had to be rescued, has died from his injuries.