March 17, 2011
On March 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM Upper Allen Police responded to a residential fire with entrapment in the 300 block of Mt Allen Drive. When officers arrived on scene, the residence was fully engulfed by fire and smoke. Officers entered the house, but were forced out by smoke and fire prior to locating anyone inside. A single deceased victim was later located inside by Fire Department personnel after flames were extinguished enough for entry. The identity of the victim will be released when positive identification has been made by the Cumberland County Coroner’s Office. Edwin Osman, 69, of the same address was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for evaluation by EMS personnel. Upper Allen Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the following fire departments: Washington, Lower Allen, Citizens, New Kingston, Monroe, Dillsburg, Monaghan, New Cumberland Army Depot and East Pennsboro as well as West Shore EMS and Lower Allen EMS.. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.