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Investigators unable to pinpoint cause of fire that killed central Pa. teen: state police

PennLive.com logo PennLive.com 6/15/2021 Jenna Wise, pennlive.com
a fenced in area: The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com © DAN GLEITER The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com

Pennsylvania State Police were unable to determine the cause of a Perry County fire last spring that killed a teenage girl and injured several others, authorities said.

Thirteen-year-old Shania Pryce died early March 18 when fire engulfed her home around 5:10 a.m. on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail in Liverpool Township, state police said. Several other children were injured but survived the blaze.

a wooden bench in front of a house: The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com © DAN GLEITER The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com

Trooper Megan Ammerman said Tuesday the state police’s fire marshal has ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined. No foul play is suspected, Ammerman said.

Ammerman said the fire originated in the living room. The cause of the fire could not be determined because of the extent of the damage.

Ronald Criley, the boyfriend of Pryce’s mother Angie, told CBS 21 two of Angie’s other daughters taken to the Lehigh Valley burn center. Both were in stable condition, according to the CBS 21 report.

a person riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com © DAN GLEITER The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com

A GoFundMe account created to help Criley and Angie Pryce raised $32,100 and is no longer accepting donations. The original goal of the fundraiser was $5,000.

a sign on the side of a road: The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com © DAN GLEITER The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com

The GoFundMe said the family’s home was lost in the blaze, along with their dog.

a group of men standing next to a tree: The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com

The Perry County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a house fire in Liverpool Township on the 400 block of Wildcat Trail. March 18, 2021. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com
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