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Woman found dead in Lycoming County house fire

A raging house fire left 78-year-old Shirley Puderbaugh dead, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling, Jr.

Puderbaugh was found by Lairdsville Fire Department on Saturday, April 20, said Kiessling.

The fire started at 9:39 a.m. at the residence, 4047 State Route 239 in Jordan Twp., said Montoursville State Police. Puderbaugh was pronounced dead at 3 p.m.

Police said Puderbaugh was trapped inside the home. Spreading flames and living conditions prevented a search, police said.

The cause could have been a wood stove, police said. However, it was undetermined.

The coroner and police are investigating.