Woman Identified in Deadly Pottsville Blaze


UPDATE: Schuylkill County Coroner David Moylan said Friday morning that Lorrie Botella, 42, was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m. by deputy coroner Gail Newton at the Lehigh Valley Schuylkill Hospital.

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY: A woman and her dog were killed in an overnight fire in Pottsville.

Fire crews responded to a home on Howard Avenue early Friday morning.

When crews arrived on-scene, flames were seen coming from the home. One woman was trapped inside a room on the second floor. She was taken to the hospital, where she died.

Three homes in total were damaged, and eight people are now displaced. The Red Cross is assisting those unable to return home.

The investigation into what caused the fire continues this morning.

Stay with Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.

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