Butler – Two Dead in New Year’s Eve Fire
A couple described by loved ones as inseparable perished in a two-alarm blaze in their house in Butler Tuesday evening, December 31.
Firefighters rushed to a home located in Myrtle Avenue at around 5 p.m. after receiving calls of a fire inside the house. When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames have already engulfed most of the house. A second alarm was quickly raised for additional manpower.
72 year-old Anna Ryczek perished in the two-alarm blaze. Her husband, 74 year-old Richard Ryczek was airlifted to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately died of the wound he received in the blaze.
The fire was under control by 6:30 p.m. and two firefighters sustained injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. Both firefighters were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
We would like to send our condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they are able to find the courage to move forward from this tragic accident.
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Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
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