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NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A man was killed in a fire Thursday afternoon in North Huntingdon Township.

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Authorities say that 88-year-old Thomas J. Scheetz was found next to a burn barrel at his home located on Colonial Manor Road.

Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha released a statement saying that Scheetz was found with thermal injuries and that Dr. Cyril H. Wecht will perform an autopsy on Friday.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause and manner of the death are not yet available.

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North Huntingdon Police are also investigating the incident.