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Man, dog dead in New Castle blaze

Megan Guza
Flames tear through a home in New Castle where one man and his dog died early Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018,

A massive house fire killed a man and a dog Saturday morning in Lawrence County, authorities said.

Crews responded to Martin Street in New Castle about 5 a.m., authorities said. One home was destroyed and another sustained fire damage.

New Castle Assistant Fire Chief Mike Kobbe confirmed that a man and a dog were killed in the blaze, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV.

Kobbe said the damaged home was undergoing renovations and thus vacant.

A neighbor told the TV station that the man and his dog had lived there for less than a year. Officials have not released the man’s identity.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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