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One person killed in Warrington house fire Tuesday

A fire on the 600 block of Griffiths Road in Warrington Township Tuesday left one man dead, according to township officials.

Lee Greenberg, Warrington’s director of emergency services, said the name of the victim is being withheld as a courtesy to the family. He did say the victim was a male, in his 60s or 70s, and he was found outside the two-story home. Greenberg said, officials are unsure where the man was when the fire broke out.

The man’s wife survived the blaze, said Greenberg. She was outside when the fire started and was found with the family cat. Greenberg said the woman is staying with relatives.

The cause of the late-morning fire remains under investigation, said Greenberg, as the homeowner’s insurance company and Warrington’s fire marshal continue to examine the scene.

The fire began outside, in the rear porch area of house, said the emergency services director. The explosions that neighbors reported hearing, Greenberg said, were not the cause of the fire, but “a result of the fire.” He described the property as having “extensive damage.”
Greenberg said he could not recall the last time there was a fatal fire in the township.

Numerous fire companies assisted Warrington, including Warminster, Hartsville, Doylestown, Horsham, Warwick, Chalfont, Hatfield, Southampton, Plumsteadville and Montgomery Township. North Penn Goodwill also provided assistance.