The coroner's office is trying to identify the victim while the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

CAIRNBROOK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a fire that destroyed a western Pennsylvania home over the weekend claimed the life of one person.

Emergency officials in Somerset County said the blaze in Shade Township was reported at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Chief Dave Johnson of the Stoystown fire department told The (Somerset) Daily American that crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames, and single-digit temperatures hampered efforts to fight the flames.

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The county coroner’s office is trying to identify the person killed. A state police fire marshal is trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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