WHITEHALL, Pa. --
A fire in Whitehall early Sunday morning left one house completely destroyed and the homeowner dead.
Firefighters said they were called to the 1100 block of Varner Road just after 1 a.m.
They said despite their efforts fire engulfed the house, collapsing the entire building.
They said while they were sifting through the rubble, they found the body of a woman in the basement.
The medical examiner's office identified the woman as Ursela Holewinski, 66.
Investigators said she lived alone in the house.
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