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Man found dead inside burning home in Schuylkill County

CASS TWP., Pa. - A 65-year-old man was found dead inside a burning home in Cass Township, Schuylkill County early Sunday morning.

The fire started around 2:40 a.m. in the unit block of South Maple Avenue.

Richard Dermo was found dead inside, state police said.

No other injuries were reported.

Officials say at least eight fire companies were called in to douse the blaze.

Neighbors tell 69 News they tried to get inside of the home in hopes of rescuing the victim, but were unsuccessful.


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