Fire claims life of Mansfield resident

January 21, 2014

At 11:56 p.m. Jan. 17, a passer-by called in a fire at the residence of Terry Thomas, 63, of 237 Canoe Camp Creek Road, Mansfield.

The Mansfield Hose Co. responded to the scene, which was showing heavy fire conditions on arrival, and extinguished the fire. During the fire suppression, Thomas was found within the structure. Deputy Coroner Lisa Lindquist of the Tioga County Coroner's office pronounced Thomas dead at the scene. 

The fire was found to have originated within the living room of the structure, where the victim was located. An autopsy was perfomed Jan. 20. Results are pending. 

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this fire and the fire remains under investigation pending autopsy results.