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Palmerton woman killed in Carbon County house fire

VIDEO: Fire claims life of elderly woman

LOWER TOWAMENSING TWP., Pa. - An 81-year-old woman was killed in a Carbon County house fire Wednesday night. 

Conchita Perschy, 81, of Palmerton died in the fire. 

According to state police, flames broke out at her home in the 300 block of Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township around 8 p.m. 

Police say she lived alone. 

Firefighters found Perschy dead as they worked to put out the fire. 

The Carbon County coroner said there is no autopsy scheduled at this time.

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall Unit are working to determine what caused the fire. 


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