Body Of Homeowner Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses

The body of 66-year-old Thomas Razzi was found in the burned-out rubble.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: Also this afternoon, police say that they have found the body of a homeowner responsible for this fire yesterday in Eagleville. Good afternoon, everyone. I'm Jessica Kartalija. Ukee is off today. The remains of 66-year-old Thomas Razzi were found in the burned out rubble. And officials say that he was a hoarder. His cause of death is unclear. The fire destroyed Razzi's town-home and two others at the Eagle Stream town-homes yesterday. Three other homes were also damaged in a fire started after a code enforcement officer had gone to his home for follow-up inspections. Investigators say that Razzi pulled out a gun and chased that code enforcement officer. He then ran inside when police arrived and a series of explosions and gunfire followed.

MIKE JACKSON: At no time during this incident, did any police officer discharge their firearm. Nor do we have any information to suggest that Mr. Razzi discharged his firearm from his residence into the neighborhood or at police officers.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: The code enforcement officer suffered minor injuries. Police say Razzi made illegal fireworks in his home, and that the explosions may have been caused by those fireworks.