BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Pennsylvania man was found dead after a house fire when he fell asleep while cooking.
Troopers from the Belle Vernon barracks say the victim is 47-year-old Anthony Joseph Willis.
The Brownsville man’s roommate tells police that Willis started cooking food about 1 a.m. Sunday and then fell asleep as the food and stove caught fire.
Police say it appears he tried to get out of a first-floor window, but could not.
Willis’ roommate tells authorities he found the victim’s body in a first-floor living room shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.
Autopsy results were not immediately available Monday.
Police say the roommate told them that a water line in the kitchen burst, extinguishing the blaze before firefighters could arrive.
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