By CBS3 Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A 78-year-old man is dead after a fire ripped through a home in Allentown. The flames broke out around 10 p.m. Wednesday on the 2700 block of Tilgham Street.

Eyewitness News is told the fire quickly grew to two alarms.

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Crews placed the flames under control just before 10:30 p.m.

Officials say 78-year-old Richard Bold was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m.

There is no information on what sparked the fire at this time.

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