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CASTLE SHANNON (KDKA) – An overnight fire in Castle Shannon has left one person dead.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the fire started just before midnight at the Alvern Gardens apartments on Greenridge Road.

castle shannon fire 1 Dead In Castle Shannon Fire, Cause Under Investigation

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The victim has been identified as 64-year-old William Paul Unrath Jr.

Norbert Lukus lives up the street, but often walked his dog in the complex, which is how he met Unrath.

“He was a nice guy, he was older. He just wanted to talk for a couple of minutes and then we would go on our way. It’s sad to hear something like that happen,” Lukus said.

Residents in the building were temporarily evacuated because utilities had to be cut off while firefighters fought the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but sources say it appears to have been accidental.

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