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Two dead after Schuylkill County fire

Published On: Apr 07 2013 10:50:43 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 07 2013 06:24:47 PM EDT

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say an early morning fire in an apartment building claimed the lives of a couple and sent another person to the hospital.

Fire officials in Schuylkill County say the blaze in the three-story building in Mahanoy City was reported just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky said 60-year-old Adele Seabra was pronounced dead at the scene.


Officials said 69-year-old Morris Seabra was rescued from the second floor and treated at the scene but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at a Pottsville-area hospital.

 Another man was flown to a hospital but his condition was not immediately available.

 The cause of the fire remains under investigation.