HARRISBURG – A house fire in Swatara Township was intentionally set and the homeowner died from a gunshot wound that apparently was self-inflicted, police said.

Police did not release the man’s name out of respect for his family and friends.

The fire in the 400 block of North 48th Street was reported around 1 a.m. Monday by two women who saw smoke while driving by the home. They knocked on the door of a neighbor and learned the resident may not have escaped.

Firefighters said when they arrived at the house, the flames were so intense they couldn’t get inside. A coroner was called to the scene and the man was pronounced dead.

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