18-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter dies from injuries days after fire

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old firefighter has died six days after being trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during a blaze at a central Pennsylvania home.

The Clearfield County Emergency Management Agency says Jeff Buck succumbed to his injuries Monday. He’d been undergoing treatment at UPMC Altoona.

Buck was a Clearfield Area High School senior and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company.

He was one of three firefighters on the porch when the roof collapsed March 3. The other two were treated and released for minor injuries.

The couple that owned the home escaped with only minor injuries after the fire began about 9 a.m. Tuesday in their living room. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Clearfield Bank and Trust is collecting donations to the “Jeffrey Buck Fund.”


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