Man dies in Peach Bottom Township fire

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 71-year-old man died in a house fire Monday afternoon in Peach Bottom Township. 

Fire crews were dispatched to the first block of Juniper Road just after 5 p.m. The man was found dead by emergency crews not long after arriving at the scene, according to a report by the York County Coroner’s Office. 

Attempts by emergency crews to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:42 p.m. 

York County Deputy Coroner Scott Pennewill responded to the scene to certify the death. 

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A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. 

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James Grothey, spokesperson for Troop J, said that the man who died in the fire owned the house and that although the cause of the fire is under investigation, it is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

The man’s identity was not immediately released. 

No autopsy will be performed on the man, but a routine toxicology exam will be done, according to the coroner's office.