Coroner IDs elderly man who died in major York City fire

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

A 70-year-old man died in his home during a major structure fire in York City, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Anthony Brown, of York City, was found dead in his residence due to the fire, according to the coroner. 

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 10 p.m. Friday to the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue for a three-alarm residential fire with an entrapment, York County 911 said.

Four condemned row homes are shown in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue in York City, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The homes were damaged in a fatal fire late Friday night.

The state fire marshal and York City Police are investigating, the coroner's office said. 

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More than two dozen fire vehicles were dispatched to battle the blaze. The Red Cross also responded. 

The fire was in a row house and appeared to have spread to multiple units.

Firefighters battled a blaze at the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue in York City.

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York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services reported in a Facebook post that four houses were involved.

Dozens of people were gathered outside as firefighters worked to knockout the flames.

The fire was in a row house and appears to have spread to multiple units. Dec. 4, 2021

There will be no autopsy. Brown's cause and manner of death are pending. More information will be released after his family is notified. 

Reporter Tina Locurto contributed to this report.

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