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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – A house fire today on Mercer Butler Pike killed one man and injured a woman. 

Robert Vatter, 73, of 2518 Mercer Butler Pike in Liberty Township, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 a.m. 

Firefighters from Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department reached the Vatter home just before 1 a.m. 

Vatter's wife helped get her husband out of the house.

Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati has not yet determined the cause of death. "I highly suspect his exposure to the fire was the contributing factor to his death," Libonati said.

State police said they will release a report later today.

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