Fire in a house in America, 10 people including three children died
Nescopeck (USA) : Ten people, including three children, have died in a house fire in the US state of Pennsylvania. A volunteer firefighter who came to douse the fire was stunned when he learned that the fire had started in his relative’s house and that his son, daughter, father-in-law, wife’s brother and other relatives were among the dead.
Pennsylvania police said in a news release that the three children killed in the accident are five, six and seven years old, respectively. Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Harold Baker said over the phone that his son, daughter, father-in-law, wife’s brother, sister and five other relatives were among the 10 dead. Baker said the address he was initially given was that of a neighboring house, but upon reaching the scene, he learned that it was his relative’s house. He told that 13 dogs also lived in the two-storey house but he did not say whether any of them survived.
The fire broke out in this house in Neskopek after 2.30 pm on Friday. One person was found dead inside the house soon after the emergency arrived. The bodies of two others were found in the morning. State police and criminal investigators are probing the matter. Authorities said some people managed to escape from the burning house. Fire Company Secretary Heidi Knorr said one of the dead was a 19-year-old Dale Baker firefighter who joined the company when he was 16.
He said that both Dale Baker’s parents were members of the fire service and this family was always ahead in helping the needy, they were discharged due to the death of Baker’s family in the accident. Baker told that 14 people were living in this house. One of them was out of the house to distribute the newspaper and three others survived. “There were kids there and two of my kids went to visit their maternal grandparents,” Baker said. “There is a complex criminal investigation going on,” said Pennsylvania Police Officer Lieutenant Derek Felsman. The survivors are being interrogated.