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54-year-old man found dead in Elizabeth fire

January 9, 2018 GMT

Officials have identified the man found dead in a house fire in Elizabeth Borough on Sunday night.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the man as Kenneth James Atkinson, 54.

The fire originally was thought to be at an abandoned and unoccupied house, but first responders reported a body once they arrived, according to a press release from county police.

According to the medical examiner, it’s unknown where Atkinson lived.

The call for the fire in the 700 block of Williamsport Road came into Allegheny County 911 about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire is being investigated by county police and the fire marshal.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or via Twitter @emilybalser.