Man, 54, dies in fire

NITTANY – A Walker Township resident has died in a fire.

Gregory W. Smith, age 54, originally from Ninety Six, S.C., died as a result of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire near the Centre-Clinton county line, said Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers.

Firefighters were called about 6 a.m. Sunday to a fire along Black Walnut Road, off Route 64 and just outside of the village of Nittany.

Two other people were in the home at 111 Black Walnut Road, but they escaped, according to Sayers.

Firefighters from Walker Township, Bellefonte Undine and Pleasant Gap responded to the scene, as well as EMS and fire crews from Clinton County.

The fire is under investigation by a state police fire marshal.

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