Friday, January 26, 2018

Authorities Release Identity of Victim of Thursday Evening's Fatal Fire

An elderly man died in a house fire Thursday evening in Wayne Township.


Around 5:30pm, Thurdsay, emergency personnel were dispatched to 1881 Fair Road, in Wayne Township near Schuylkill Haven for a working house fire.

The fire that destroyed the trailer home was reported to have been under control within a half hour.

A Schuylkill County Coroner was called to the scene and authorities report that Russell Harley Sr, 89, died in the fire.  He was pronounced dead at the scene just after 6:30pm.

A State Police Fire Marshal is investigating a cause.

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