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Fatal fire in Taylor County


TOWNSHIP OF MEDFORD (WAOW) -- One person is dead after fire spread to a home from a nearby garage.

The Medford Fire Department along with Taylor County Sheriff's Officers responded to a 911 call around 6 PM on Friday on Perkinstown Avenue.

Authorities say rubbish was being burned behind a garage and caught on fire, spreading to a home.

82- year-old Eric M. Motte was trapped in his home, along with his wife when the home was engulfed by flames.

Motte was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported by the Medavac helicopter to a nearby hospital for injuries related to the fire.

The condition of the woman is unknown at this time.

New information is being released shortly by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9

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