Coroner: All 10 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

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Authorities say all 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania last week died of smoke inhalation.

The Luzerne County coroner’s office said autopsies were completed Saturday and Sunday on the victims of the Friday blaze in Nescopeck.

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A ruling on the manner of death for all 10 is pending the results of the state police investigation.

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Positive identification of the victims is pending review of medical records, dental records and DNA if required.

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Police said seven adults ranging from late teens to age 79 were killed along with children aged 5, 6 and 7.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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