‘They’re all gone’: At least ten, including children, have been killed in raging house fire that swept through Pennsylvania home: Grandfather who works as a firefighter says he ‘couldn’t get in’ to save his family
- The fire swept through a house where 14 people lived in Nescopeck
- The cause of the fire remains unclear; four escaped but 10 couldn’t get out
- A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by the daughter of the city’s mayor
At least ten people were killed on Thursday evening after a fire ravaged a house in Pennsylvania where 14 people lived on Thursday night.
In the early morning hours in the municipality of Nescopeck, in the province of Lucerne, the crews were called to the house.
Four people came out alive, but ten – including children – are feared dead.
Among the firefighters who fought the fire is the grandfather and some of the victims.
“I couldn’t go in there to save them. That’s the biggest thing that happened to me… I couldn’t get in to save them.
“We stopped and the whole place was completely involved… we tried to get in, but there was no way.
“I lost my son, my daughter, grandson, two other grandchildren, my father-in-law, my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law. All lost.’
According to local police, the victims ranged in age from 6 to 70 years. The cause of the fire remains unclear.
The site of the deadly Pennsylvania fire that killed ten people in a nighttime blaze. None of the victims have been identified and the cause of the fire remains unclear
According to local police, the victims ranged in age from 6 to 70 years. The cause of the fire remains unclear