Man Killed in Crawford County Fire Identified
An elderly man was killed when the garage attached to his home caught fire Sunday morning.
He has been identified as Paul Onesky, 80, who lived with his wife at 14878 Harmonsburg Road, west of Meadville in Vernon Township.
State Police investigators said Onesky called 911 around 7:30 a.m. to report his garage was on fire.
His wife escaped, but after making the call, Onesky apparently went back in the garage and became trapped and unable to escape the fire.
Firefighters found Onesky's body near a car. The Crawford County Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
Firefighters head several explosions early on as they worked to put out the flames.
State Police fire marshals are helping to investigate the cause of the fire.
Fire crews from Vernon, Hayfield, Linesville, Summit and Fallowfield assisted with the firefight.