Police to release statement on deadly fire

This is the scene of a fatal fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 111 Black Walnut St., Walker Township, Centre County. State police at Rockview last night said they expect to issue a statement on the investigation, but they could not say when. Little information has emerged from the fire that took the life of Gregory W. Smith, 54, originally from South Carolina. It is possible Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers has or is conducting an autopsy.