Jim Thorpe borough councilman injured in hearth dies months later

JIM THORPE, Pa. –  The Jim Thorpe councilman injured throughout a home hearth in Might of 2021 has died from his accidents, stories the Lehigh County Coroner’s Workplace. 

Thomas Highland, 61 died Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest of issues from inhalation accidents because of a home hearth.

It occurred Might 30, 2021 at a house within the 400 block of Heart Avenue.

Highland’s spouse, Lynn Highland, died within the hearth, together with the household canine. 

Hearth officers advised 69 Information on the time of the hearth, Jim Thorpe councilman Tom Highland was seen working out of the home to security, simply because the firefighters had been pulling as much as the scene. He suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Jim Thorpe house fire

Officers say they made two separate makes an attempt to rescue Lynn Highland from the house however that the hearth depth was too unhealthy. 

Tom Highland’s loss of life was dominated an accident. 

The incident is being investigated by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Workplace, Jim Thorpe Police Division, Jim Thorpe Hearth Division, and Pennsylvania State Police Hearth Marshall.

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