Coroner called to fire scene in Perry County

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Investigators were called to  the scene of a deadly house fire in Perry County early Saturday. Flames broke out around 4:23 a.m. along the first block of Valley Street in Penn Township.

According to fire officials, a man’s body was discovered on the second floor of the duplex.

Most of the fire was contained to the first floor of the home with heavy smoke/heat damage to the second floor, investigators said.

Authorities have yet to release the name of the victim or indicate what caused the fire.

A cat also perished in the blaze.

A state police fire marshal is investigating.

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