Victim of Lansdowne Apt. Fire Identified

Investigators say Margaret McClernan, 51, died from smoke and soot inhalation.

By Danielle Johnson and David Chang
|  Saturday, Mar 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:38 PM EDT
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Investigators have identified a woman who died in a Lansdowne apartment fire Saturday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. NBC10's Claudia Rivero has the details.

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Investigators have identified a woman who died in a Lansdowne apartment fire Saturday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. NBC10's Claudia Rivero has the details.

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Investigators have identified the victim of a deadly apartment fire in Lansdowne.

Crews were called to the Keystone Apartments located at 32 South Wycombe Avenue in Delaware County shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators say one person died on the third floor where the fire started. No other injuries have been reported. The Delaware County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Margaret McClernan, 51. Investigators say she died from smoke and soot inhalation.

The entire third floor of the building was destroyed. It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control.

About 26 people have been displaced. The Red Cross has set up a comfort center at the First Century Club located at 84 South Lansdowne Avenue.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 


 

 


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