On August 17, 2022, the Monroe County Coroner was called to the scene to investigate a death relating to the fire on Hill Road in Chestnut Hill Township, Effort, PA.
Chestnut Hill Twp | Wednesday, August 17, 2022, a fire occurred on Hill Road in Effort, PA. Shortly after 7 AM, the fire was reported, according to the West End Fire Department. At 8:51 AM, the Monroe County Coroner arrived. The origin of the fire is still pending investigation by the West End Fire Department and State Police. We reached out to West End and Pocono Township Fire Department’s Chiefs, but we have not received a response at this time. Earlier this morning, the Monroe County Coroner performed an autopsy on the victim. The fire resulted in one known death and injuries to others, the death was of a 44yr old female, who remains unnamed to the public at this time. We followed up by reaching out to the Monroe County Coroner’s Office for an interview regarding the cause of death and origin of the fire, here is what they had to say:
“Basically the cause of death was from the fire, she is a 44yr old female who unfortunately died. An autopsy was performed this morning, with the origin of the fire still pending further investigation by the West End Township Fire Sheriff and State Police,” said Monroe County Coroner, Thomas A Yanac Jr.
According to reports from the scene, Children jumped out the rear window of the house, although their conditions are not available to the public at this time.
Firefighters came to the scene of the reported fire from West End, Polk, Blue Ridge, Kunkletown, Jackson, Tunkhannock, and Pocono Township fire departments.