PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – One man died in a house fire in Armstrong County Saturday evening.

The fire started at a home on Franklin Avenue.

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Officials in Armstrong County say the blaze was reported in the residence in Applewold at about 6:41 p.m. Saturday.

Chief Mark Feeney of the East Franklin volunteer fire department said a woman and three children managed to escape, but the man went up to the second floor.

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Rescue teams found him on the floor in a second-floor bedroom. He was taken to ACMH Hospital in Kittanning, where he was pronounced dead.

County coroner Brian Myers identified him as 42-year-old David Hozier of Applewold. An autopsy is planned.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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