Authorities say an early morning fire that killed a woman and a six-year-old girl was sparked by an overloaded electrical circuit.
The Clearfield County coroner on Monday ruled the deaths of 52-year-old Mary Beth Erickson and the child accidental.
Fire crews in Lawrence Township were dispatched after the blaze was reported at about 3 a.m. Monday. Two other people were reportedly taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, but there was no immediate word on their conditions.
Authorities estimated damage at $150,000. They said no smoke detectors were found inside the residence.
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