Woman dead, man injured after deadly fire in Elmhurst Township

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ELMHURST TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman is killed in a fire overnight in Lackawanna County.

Pennsylvania State Police say a house fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. on Old State Road in Elmhurst Township. Officials say a man and woman were inside the home at the time of the fire. Both victims were taken to the hospital.

According to the Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland, Heather Eibach, 48, later died from a result of inhaling toxic byproducts of combustion caused by the fire at 3:30 a.m. Rowland rules her death accidental.

The State Police Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire, though police say the fire is not suspicious.

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