Coroner confirms identities of two women killed in Gaines house fire


UPDATE (6/1): Tioga County Coroner Jim Daugherty has confirmed with 18 News that Connie Cole Terwilliger and her daughter, Belinda L. Cole passed away in rapidly-spreading fire.

The Fire Marshall from Pa. State Police in Montoursville tells 18 News that the damage is so severe that the cause of the fire will be labeled “undetermined.”


TIOGA COUNTY, PA (WETM) – An early morning house fire has taken the lives of a mother and daughter in Gaines, Township.

According to First News Now, the tragic fire happened just before 7:00 am on Friday, May 29.

Connie Cole and her daughter Belinda Cole tragically died from the fire in the ranch-style home on Hanky Panky Road.

As of now, no information has been released by authorities on the cause of the fire.

According to FNN, the home has been considered a total loss, and damages are so extensive a cause may never be known.

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