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    Pennsylvania Firefighter Killed in Collapse

    Pennsylvania Firefighter Killed in Collapse

    MARCIA MOORE
    Reprinted with Permission, the The Daily Item


    TREVORTON, Pa -- A state police trooper stationed at the Selinsgrove barracks lost his life late Thursday while battling a fire as a volunteer firefighter.

    Timothy A. Diorio, 36, of 1111 W. Walnut St., responded to the fire at a home in the 900 block of West Shamokin Street in Zerbe Township.

    Diorio, a volunteer firefighter for the Maine Fire Company in Coal Township, was working at the fire scene at approximately 11:15 p.m. when the burning building collapsed, state police reported this morning.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined. State police investigators were at the scene this morning.

    "It was really an accident waiting to happen," said Joan Miller who lives across the street from the burned two-story home.

    The house was apparently used as a storage area for old furniture and garbage, she said.

    "The garage was packed solid and there were leaves and broken furniture under the front porch," Miller said.

    A washer and stove were also stored on the porch, she said.

    The home owner

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    DiOrio, Timothy

    Age: 36
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 11/01/2002
    Incident Time: 00:10
    Death Date: 11/01/2002

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Activity Type: Advancing Hose Lines/Fire Attack
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Maine Fire Company of the Coal Township Fire Depar
    1101 West Independence Street
    Coal Township, Pennsylvania 17866
    Chief: Robert Wariki

    Initial Summary:
    Lieutenant DiOrio became trapped under debris from a collapsed wall at a residential structure fire in Trevorton Borough at approximately. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Funeral: Viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th from 1700 to 2100hrs at the Shamokin High School. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 6th at 1100hrs at the Shamokin High School. The Shamokin High School is located at 201 West State Street, Shamokin, PA 17872

    Memorial Fund Info:
    A memorial fund has been established in Timothy's honor for the Maine Fire Company Truck Fund and contributions may be sent to the Maine Fire Company, Independence and Poplar Streets, Coal Township, PA 17866.


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    1,000 Expected for Coal Township, Pennsylvania Firefighters' Funeral

    1,000 Expected for Coal Township, Pennsylvania Firefighters' Funeral

    State Police Trooper Lost His Life Battling a Fire as a Volunteer Firefighter

    COAL TOWNSHIP

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