Coroner Called to Scene of Brush, Garage Fire

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Note: This story has been updated and edited as additional information has become available. UPDATE, 6:25 p.m.: Lower Saucon Township Police issued a news release late Monday afternoon indicating that the investigation into the cause of Monday’s brush fire in the 2500 block of Apple Street is ongoing in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and the Northampton County Coroner’s Office. The press release did not identify the man who was found dead at the fire scene. It stated that “a deceased male was located on the grounds of the home” after police and fire companies responded to the report of a brush fire at 1:11 p.m. Shortly after 5 p.m. fire scene investigators could be seen photographing an area behind the large brown home where small yellow flags had been staked. To the rear of the property a large area of scorched grass was visible, and a Channel 69 WFMZ-TV news crew was parked along Apple Street videotaping a report.