Bradford County Coroner called to fatal Athens house fire; Fire Marshal investigating

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LITCHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WETM) – The Bradford County Coroner’s Office was called to a fatal house fire in Litchfield Township on Friday night, according to the county Communication’s Center.

The identity of the victim(s) is not known at this time and more information is expected to be released in the next 24-48 hours. Calls to the Coroner’s office and Athens Borough Fire Department were not answered on Saturday afternoon.

Fire departments responded to the home on Moore Hill Road in Athens, a rural section of the region, around 3:50 p.m. on Friday night.

Athens Borough, Litchfield, Towanda, and North Towanda Fire Departments are at the scene, as well as Greater Valley EMS and Pennsylvania State Police. The fire marshal was also called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Moore Hill Road was blocked off to traffic as fire crews continued to work on putting out the fire.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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