2 found dead after fire in eastern Pennsylvania home

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VALLEY VIEW, Pa. (AP) — A fire at an eastern Pennsylvania home claimed the lives of two people over the weekend, authorities said.

Firefighters in Schuylkill County said the blaze in Hegins Township broke out just before 10:30 a.m. and took more than two hours to bring under control.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Television stations quoted the coroner’s office as saying the victims were a mother and child, but their names and ages weren’t immediately released.

Fire officials said there was a concern about the possibility of the structure collapsing. There was no immediate word on what might have caused the blaze.

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