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Another Fire In East Norriton, 2 Blocks From Yesterday’s Blaze, Kills 1

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By Al Novack

EAST NORRITON, Pa. (CBS) - A fire of undetermined origin claimed the life of an unidentified resident inside a home along the 500-block of Barbra Drive in East Norriton township early Thursday morning — just one mile from the site of yesterday’s fire in the same development.

Upon arrival, firefighters found fast-moving flames engulfing much of the two-story home and quickly moving upwards towards the attic area. Fire officials had received reports of people being trapped and immediately entered the home searching for any trapped victims.

The blaze was discovered just after 1:30 a.m. and declared under control about two hours later.

The victim was found dead inside the home after a secondary search. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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