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Authorities: Double fatal house fire considered suspicious

January 5, 2019

PALMER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire that killed two people in eastern Pennsylvania is considered suspicious.

But they haven’t identified the victims of Friday’s fire in Palmer or said what may have caused the blaze.

Neighbors say a bedridden woman in her 90s lived in the home alone, although she had 24-hour nursing care. They say her son, who lives out of town, has been staying in the home while he visited her.

The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Friday and was brought under control about an hour later. The bodies were found a few hours later.

Authorities say the woman’s car is usually parked in the driveway, but police found it two blocks away from the home. It’s not clear who moved the car or when that happened.

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