Officials tell Newswatch 16 that two firefighters have died tonight as crews battle a fire in Schuylkill County. https://t.co/lhmYNXwuDZ
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The two firefighters killed this afternoon are reported by local news as being from the New Tripoli Fire Company in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. They were on a fire in Schuylkill County.
Two firefighters died Wednesday while battling a house fire in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, and a third person was found dead from a gunshot wound.
Two firefighters from New Tripoli were pulled from the structure and taken to ambulances. They were pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. in St. Luke’s Hospital-Miners Campus in Coaldale.
According to authorities, a resident of the house was found in woods behind the structure, dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials now confirm two firefighters have died.
Fire crews from all over Schuylkill county continue to battle a fire in West Penn Township near Tamaqua.