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Anthony Suida found dead inside burning Allentown home

Published On: Jun 19 2013 08:40:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 02:09:54 PM EDT

Coroner called to Allentown house fire


Officials have identified a dead man found inside his burning home in Allentown.

Firefighters were called to 847 N. Jerome St. around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down quickly, but a body was found inside the home, police said.


The Lehigh County coroner's office has identified the deceased man as Anthony F. Suida.

Officials are trying to figure out exactly when and how Suida, 58, died, but the coroner's office said Thursday his death is not related to the fire.

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning. The cause of death is pending toxicology results.

The initial investigation revealed the fire was started accidentally by a portable electric appliance, a fire official said.