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One person dies in Plains Township fire

The fire started in a home on Parkview Drive around 2 p.m.

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — Officials are investigating the cause of a deadly fire in Luzerne County.

The fire started in a home along Parkview Drive in Plains Township around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The victim was identified by the coroner as Susan Mentrikoski, age 66. The cause and manner of death are still pending test results. The coroner said no suspicious circumstances were noted.

The investigation is being handled by the Plains Township police with assistance from state police and the Scranton Fire Department.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

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