Elderly man dies in Hamilton Township house fire

Tragedy has struck a residential neighborhood in Mercer County.

On Monday, 90-year-old Steven Pietras died in a fire that consumed his two-story home on Elizabeth Avenue in Hamilton Township. Pietras had lived in the home for the past 50 years.

Fire investigators say the blaze started in the basement and had been burning for more than an hour before emergency responders got the call. Firefighters say Pietras was found lying on the kitchen floor.

Fire officials listed the cause of the fire as not suspicious but undetermined at this time.

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