Ten people, including three children, died yesterday in a fire at their home in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. According to the police, the deceased children were five, six and seven years old. Three men managed to get out of the house and escape to safety, but the three minors and seven adults were trapped by the fire.
According to the local newspaper Citizens’ Voice, the victims were relatives of one of the firefighters who rushed to the scene to put out the flames. Firefighter Harold Baker told the newspaper that he didn’t realize he was going to help his relatives until the fire engine turned the street corner and saw the house. Among the dead are the son, the daughter, the father-in-law, the brother-in-law, the
Baker’s sister-in-law, three grandchildren and two other relatives. The causes of the fire are still under investigation. The causes of the fire are still under investigation.