New Castle News

February 28, 2014

DEVELOPING STORY: East Side man dies in fire

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A 61-year-old East Side man died after a fire destroyed his house last night.

The New Castle Fire Department was called to 761 Lathrop St. about 10 p.m. yesterday. They remained until after 2 a.m. today.

Firemen said the victim was found in bed in an upstairs bedroom in the front of the house. He was taken to Jameson Hospital where Lawrence County Coroner Russell Noga pronounced him dead at 11:42 p.m.

An autopsy is being conducted today at the Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver County.

(Continue to check back for updates as they become available.)