Pennsylvania Chief Dies Responding to Fire

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ELIZABETH, Pa. --

The Elizabeth Borough fire chief died while headed to an overnight fire at a vacant bar.

The flames started around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at a bar on North Water Street at Lower Mill Street.

Chief Lenny Bailey lived across the street and was on his way to the fire when he apparently had a heart attack. He was given CPR at the scene, but later died.

The fire marshal is calling the fire suspicious.

Bailey was also a councilman.

Watch Channel 11 for details on the cause of the blaze.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second St., Elizabeth Borough, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. the following day. Fire departments wishing to participate in the funeral procession are asked to contact the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department.

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