Man, 58, dies in northeastern Pa. house fire; frigid temperatures freeze water, equipment


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OLYPHANT, Pennsylvania — Firefighters say a 58-year-old man has died in a northeastern Pennsylvania house fire that quickly went to three alarms as single-digit temperatures caused water and equipment to freeze.

Firefighters responded to the Scott Township home around 11 p.m. Wednesday and continued to battle the blaze for several hours. The two-story home collapsed around 12:45 p.m.

Officials did not release the victim's name. No one else was hurt.

The Times-Tribune reports ( officials were salting the road to break up ice formed from water used in fighting the fire.

Information from: The Times-Tribune,

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