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Woman dies in Mocanaqua fire

May 15. 2014 4:39PM

By - smocarsky@civitasmedia.com

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CONYHGHAM TWP. — A woman perished in a fire that consumed a home on Main Street in the Mocanaqua section of Conyngham Township this morning.

An official with the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office said 52-year-old Michelle Dzoch died in the fire that was reported at 10:52 a.m. She was pronounced dead at 2:50p.m.

Firefighters are still on scene along with two state police fire marshals who are inside the two-story structure conducting an investigation.

Mocanaqua Fire Chief Stephen McDaniels referred all comment to state police.

The home destroyed in the fire is adjacent to B&S Distributors, a beer and convenient store at the corner of Main and Nicely streets. Luzerne County 911 could not provide an exact address.

Check back to timesleader.com for updates and read a more complete story in The Times Leader on Friday.

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