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Man dead after fire in Scranton

Flames broke out around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man is dead after flames broke out at a home in Scranton Saturday afternoon.

Crews were called to the 500 block of North Main Avenue in the city's west side.

Heavy fire and smoke were visible when crews arrived on the scene. 

Officials say a man's body was discovered in the fire. He was later identified as Guy Macciocco, 37, a resident of the home badly damaged by the fire.

According to Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland, Macciocco died as a result of inhalation of toxic fire gas and thermal burns. His death has been ruled accidental.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire. It is under investigation.

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