COKEBURG, Pa. — Authorities have released the name of an elderly woman killed in a Christmas Day fire in a home in western Pennsylvania.
The Washington County coroner’s office says 84-year-old Marguerite Pasqualucci was pronounced dead at her Cokeburg home. Rulings on the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.
Fire crews were called to a home in Cokeburg just after 3 p.m. Monday. The borough’s first assistant fire chief, Dave Lambert, told The (Washington) Observer-Reporter that an elderly man got out of the home with the aid of a neighbor, but the woman was trapped in a back bedroom by heavy flames.
The man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital, where his condition wasn’t immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.