95-year-old man escapes burning Wilkins Township home

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WILKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 95-year-old man escaped his burning Wilkins Township home early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said the man was alerted by his smoke alarms and was able to get out of the house safely.

Officials said the blaze started in the back of the man's Gardenia Drive home. The fire chief said the home was severely damaged by the flames.

The American Red Cross is assisting the man with food and shelter.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.