Woman identified in deadly Scranton fire

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) —  According to the Scranton Fire Department, one woman died in an early morning house fire Saturday.

The fire chief told Eyewitness News, the Scranton Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of Swetland Street in West Scranton after midnight Saturday. 

According to the Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland, a 68-year-old woman, Cheryl A Staneski of Scranton died in the fire. Rowland says her body was found on the first floor of the home. Rowland said Staneski died from breathing in too much smoke. Her death has been ruled an accident.

The details on the fire are limited at this time. The fire inspectors are continuing the investigation to determine the cause.

This is ongoing, we will update you with the latest as information becomes available.  

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