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Dad had drugs in system in fatal Lehigh fire

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Published May 05. 2019 03:14PM


A father, who along with his 10-year-old son died in a January fire in Lehigh Township, had methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system.

Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek identified the remains in the Jan. 21 fire at 1132 Blue Mountain Drive in Danielsville as Bruce Allen Miller, 37, of Lehighton, and his son, Bruce Alan Miller, of Hatfield.

Lysek said the cause of death for Miller Jr. is smoke inhalation with acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication, while his son died of smoke inhalation.

“Based on the Lehigh Township fire marshal investigation, along with other experts that were involved, the cause and origin of the fire cannot be determined,” Lysek said. “Therefore, the manners of the deaths have been ruled undetermined.”

Township police and fire departments were dispatched at 12:47 a.m. to a reported explosion and fire at the home.

The fire was brought under control at about 3:20 a.m.

The home was a two-story farmhouse built in the early 1900s.



Yes I agree with both above comments. I personally know this family they are great people to the community & I couldn’t believe the story I just read. I was under the impression that there was basically only skeletal remains of both humans. So I wonder how they really know how much drugs was in his system? Could’ve it been something he breathed in the smoke? Then I start thinking it’s just why the explosion occurred because he was high? I’m so confused and I’m sure his mother and father are very very upset by this article. Sometimes in life somethings should just be left alone and kept to the family. I’m all about disclosure but why does anybody really need to know this stuff. All it does is cause more hurt more questions and more suffering.
Could the explosion be the result of a meth lab? Regardless of the cause it is still very sad.
Quote the Family: He was a conservative, faith based, family man. Sounds about right. Estranged from his wife and high on meth. MAGA!
Hey little diggy adding Barbie dolls to your collection is not what Berklie was talking about when he asked you not to reproduce!

To the family … My Condolences
Since police n fire were there it has to b reported. I’m pretty sure the questions were answered. The family must me upset n angry that this happened the way it did To lose a son n grandson over drugs. Hope they get peace now they know what happened
DO here you go again setting an even lower standard for yourself. You insult a grieving family. You open up that big ignorant mouth irregardless of how you may hurt someone who is beset by tragedy. You were thrown off of here before. This is a legitimate reason for you to be thrown off again. You should be ashamed of your filthy self. You are a rude condescending punk. What goes around comes around DO. In a time when the family needs thoughts and prayers, a jerk like you offers insults.

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