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One dead in 2-alarm Penn Twp. fire

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Authorities confirm that one person died in a two-alarm fire in Penn Township, Lancaster County early Sunday morning.

Crews were called to a home along the 1100 block of Newport Road in Penn Township around 12:45 a.m., dispatchers said.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and flames when they arrived at the scene.

The victim’s identity has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $225,000.

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