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Coroner confirms second death in Franklin Twp. fire

FRANKLIN TWP., Pa. - The Carbon County Coroner's office confirmed a second person died in an apartment fire in the unit block of Main Road in Franklin Township.

A 75-year-old male was killed in the fire. The coroner has yet to identify him.

His cause of death was due to asphyxiation.

The fire also took the life of Robert Fritzinger, 50. He died early Monday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Flames broke out just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Red Cross said it's assisting seven other people displaced by the fire. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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