Tionesta man dies in structure fire

From staff reports

A Tionesta man died early Sunday in a structure fire in Green Township, Forest County.

Lawrence Foley, 62, the homeowner, was found deceased at the scene of a house fire on Sunnyside Drive by firefighters at about 2 a.m., Marienville state police said.

Forest County deputy coroner Cody Magill, who was called to the scene, said Foley, the sole resident at that address, died due to the structure fire.

According to police, the fire, which destroyed the one-story home, was determined to have been accidentally caused by a malfunctioning oil furnace.

The State Police Fire Marshal, Tionesta Fire Department, West Hickory Fire Department and Tionesta Ambulance service also responded to the scene.