Pennsylvania firefighters dead after being trapped in three-alarm blaze

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Two firefighters were killed after succumbing to injuries sustained in a three-alarm house fire in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday night. 

A third person was also found dead near the scene on the 1100 block of Clamtown Road near Tamaqua.

The fallen firefighters have been identified as Assistant Fire Chief Zachary Paris, 36, and Marvin Gruber, 59, of Community Fire Company New Tripoli.

The firefighters sent multiple mayday messages while trapped on the second story of the house, according to Fox 29.

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Three-alarm house fire in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Three-alarm house fire in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
(WOLF-TV)

Both firefighters were rescued from the blaze before being pronounced dead by the Schuylkill County Corner’s Office.

The body of the third person was discovered 100 yards from the home, leaving police unsure if it is directly related to the fire.

Pennsylvania firefighters die fighting three-alarm blaze.

Pennsylvania firefighters die fighting three-alarm blaze.
(WOLF-TV)

Both firefighters were from the Lehigh County area.

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Details still remain limited, though two people did manage to survive. 

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

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