10 dead in Pa. house fire; victims were family of firefighter who answered the call

Written by on August 5, 2022

10 dead in Pa. house fire; victims were family of firefighter who answered the call

By The Associated Press
August 5, 2022

Authorities say a fast-moving fire killed seven adults and three children in northeastern Pennsylvania.

One of the firefighters responded to the blaze early Friday only to find that the victims were his family.

A criminal investigation is underway into the fire in Nescopeck, Luzerne County. Pennsylvania State Police say the children who died were ages 5, 6 and 7.

Volunteer firefighter Harold Baker told the Citizens’ Voice newspaper of Wilkes-Barre that the 10 victims included his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, three grandchildren and two other relatives.

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