1 Person Found Dead After Allentown Apartment Fire - FOX 35 News Orlando

1 Person Found Dead After Allentown Apartment Fire

Posted: Updated:
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Allentown where they say one person has been found dead.

The one fatality is unrelated to the fire, in the words of the fire chief.

A dozen people were sleeping in six different apartments in the building on South Fourth Street when the blaze broke out around 3 a.m.

The odd thing about this fire is it started in the attic, above all the apartments, where there were no smoke detectors. So this fire was going and people were asleep, not knowing their building was on fire.

It was somebody driving by who called 911, and that's when the fire department arrived and began knocking on doors to get people out safely.

Inside one of the six apartments, firefighters found a middle-aged man dead on his kitchen floor. Authorities don't think the fire killed him, but they're not sure what did or how long he had been dead. So the coroner is investigating what killed him and will perform an autopsy.

A fire investigator says the cause appears to be electrical and accidental, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported live from the scene Thursday morning with more details.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:28:19 GMT
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
  • New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:30:49 GMT
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.

  • SOGGY WEEKEND

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:24:23 GMT

    Saturday will start off unsettled, especially S&E, but towards the afternoon most of us should remain drier with light scattered showers.

    Saturday (79/68): AM Rain, PM Clouds

    Weekend, clouds will stick around throughout Saturday and Sunday as wet weather dampens the first weekend in August. Saturday will start off unsettled, especially S&E, but towards the afternoon most of us should remain drier with light scattered showers. There is a better chance for more widespread precipitation Sunday with on and off showers/thunderstorms possible.

    Saturday (79/68): AM Rain PM Clouds

    Sunday (81/68): Cloudy, Showers & T-Storms

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices