Cause of fatal fire in Shamokin determined to be accidental

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SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Authorities in Shamokin have concluded their investigation into the cause of a fatal fire.

The Shamokin Police Department Fire Investigation Unit has determined the deadly blaze that tore through a home at 16 North Franklin Street on July 30th was accidental in nature. The fire was caused by an electrical issue at the base of the first-floor wall of the neighboring residence, 18 North Franklin Street.

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