Woman found dead after Warrington Township fire

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 72-year-old woman was found dead following a house fire in Warrington Township on Monday afternoon. 

Multiple fire crews were called to the 1300 block of Roundtop Road just after 3 p.m., according to a York County Coroner’s Office report. 

The woman was found dead at the scene. The coroner’s office said it was unclear if the woman died from a medical event that occurred during the fire or if she succumbed from inhaling too much smoke from the fire.  

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York County Deputy Coroner Michele Kirchner responded to the scene to certify the death. The woman was pronounced dead at 3:57 p.m. 

Trooper James Grothey, spokesperson for Pennsylvania State Police Troop J, said the woman who died in the fire lived at the house and that the home was completely destroy by the blaze.

The coroner’s office will conduct further testing to determine the cause and manner of death. No autopsy will be performed, but a routine toxicology exam will be done. 

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Police and fire personnel reported that the fire broke out in the garage of the residence, the coroner’s report said. 

Pennsylvania State Police was the investigating police agency at the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal. 

Grothey said that while the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, it is not believed to be suspicious in nature.

The woman’s identity will be released after her family is notified, the coroner's report said.