The coroner reports that a 70-year-old man died in a house fire in central Pennsylvania.


A 70-year-old man died in a house fire in central Pennsylvania, according to the coroner.

Authorities say a 70-year-old man was found dead after a fire in a Lancaster County apartment building earlier this month.

The death of David L Sanchez in November was a shock.

Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber said the fire at 30 North Jacob Street in Mount Joy Borough was ruled accidental due to thermal burns and smoke inhalation.

Around 9 p.m., the fire broke out.

Burns were treated on the scene, according to CBS 21.

After the fire, the Mount Joy Fire Department issued a statement on Facebook expressing sadness over the death of Sanchez, who was well-known in the community.

“We remember Mr.

“We are saddened, as are many of you, by the passing of Sanchez from around town,” said the statement.

“FDMJ acknowledges and applauds Mr.

Sanchez had served in the military.

He was an honorable veteran.”

Six people who lived in Sanchez’s building lost their homes and most of their belongings, according to the fire department.

The department expressed gratitude to Borough officials and residents who provided temporary housing and resources to the residents.

Officer Steffen’s heroic efforts in attempting to enter the burning apartment building were also highlighted in the statement.

The following is the remainder of the statement:

“Many people have inquired about our firefighters and have contacted FDMJ.

A fatal fire is a difficult situation for a fire department to deal with.

We devote so much time to public education, training, drills, and response in the hopes of preventing such a tragedy.

Everyone is in good physical health.

We had some minor equipment damage, which can also be repaired or replaced.

We, like the rest of the community, are devastated by this loss.

Everyone is holding up well, and we have resources in place to help.

Since Sunday, we’ve been keeping an eye on our crews and working to ensure their health and safety.

The volunteers at FDMJ are serious about their role in the community.

Our mission is to save lives and property, but we were unable to do so on Sunday.

We’ve already had internal discussions about the incident, and there’s a strong desire to improve ourselves and our department.”

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