CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A woman was killed and her husband was injured after a fire broke out at a home in Center Township.

The fire broke out in the 400 block of Center Grange Road on Wednesday morning.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Aaron Sledge)

The Center Township fire chief and police chief say one woman was killed and one other person was injured. Police believe the victims were husband and wife, both estimated to be in their mid-60s to early 70s.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Aaron Sledge)

The husband was able to escape, but the wife wasn’t, police say. She was rescued from the home by first responders but was unfortunately unable to be resuscitated. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Right now the official cause of the fire is unknown, but fire officials believe it started on the first floor.

The extent of the husband’s injuries is unknown at this time.

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They haven’t been identified, but from what KDKA learned, they were friendly yet quiet people who always greeted neighbors with a smile.

Neighbor Amber Lutes said her husband was feeding the chickens when he saw the smoke clouds.

“I told him to run over and see if they needed to come into our house for some shelter,” Lutes said.

Some people passing by soon saw the husband struggling on the porch and sprung into action.

“I believe it was a contracting company. They saw the fire and saw the male occupant still on the front porch and were able to assist him to safer ground,” said Center Township Fire Department Chief William Brucker.

During their preliminary investigation, police don’t believe the fire was suspicious. The state fire marshal picks it up from here.

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