One person is dead after being rescued from a house fire in southern Erie County Friday night.
It was just after 7:30 Friday evening when the departments from Erie and Crawford County were to called to the 12300 block of Silverthorn Road, that’s off Route 6N just west of Interstate 79. The first departments on scene reported seeing smoke and fire.
Firefighters quickly began a search for a person reported to be inside the house and according to reports from the scene, that victim was found and brought out 20 minutes after the fire was reported.
Unfortunately, we’re told two dogs did not survive along with the victim.
That person has been identified as Mary Wray, 73, of Washington Twp by PSP. Wray was transported to UPMC Hamot after being found unresponsive in the house and were later pronounced dead at the hospital.
PSP said there is no sign of foul play for Wray’s death and the cause of the fire though the cause of the fire is still under investigation.