PEACH BOTTOM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — According to Ted Czech, York County’s public information officer, a fire in the first block of Juniper Road in Peach Bottom Township, York County, killed one person on Monday, Jan. 16.
York County officials say someone called in at 5:08 p.m. claiming their neighbor’s house was on fire. The York County Coroner’s Office responded to the fire at 5:46 p.m.
The York County Coroner’s Office reported that 71-year-old Dale Ahmuty died in the fire. Pennsylvania State Police said the man was the owner of the home.
According to the corner’s office, Ahmuty’s body was found by emergency personnel who attempted life-saving efforts, but he was ultimately pronounced deceased at 5:42 p.m. on Jan. 16.
The Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire. The coroner’s office noted that Pennsylvania State Police is the investigating police agency, and the PSP Fire Marshal is also investigating the cause of the fire.
It is not clear at this time how the fire started, but State Police said the fire was not suspicious.