Coroner identifies elderly man who died in Jackson Twp. mobile-home blaze
The elderly man who suffered injuries when his home was destroyed by fire Thursday in Jackson Township has died, according to a York County Coroner's Office news release.
Walter Krout, 88, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday at WellSpan York Hospital, according to the coroner's office.
Krout was rushed to the hospital by ambulance after his home caught fire while he was working on an oil furnace about 11:15 a.m. in the 6300 block of Pine Road, according to officials.
There will be no autopsy.
Northern York County Regional Police Chief Dave Lash said the home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived.
"He was already outside the residence when the officer arrived, and he was taken to York Hospital," Lash said.
Nashville Fire Chief Brad Dunham said an East Berlin-area firefighter with Northeast Adams Fire & EMS suffered a laceration on one of his fingers and went to the hospital, where he was expected to receive stitches.
Dunham said the fire started in the furnace area and that the home was destroyed. He estimates damages at about $50,000.
Northern Regional Police are investigating in conjunction with a state police fire marshal. Officials believed the fire was accidental.