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Pennsylvania home fire kills 7 adults, 3 children

A fire that tore through a Pennsylvania home left 10 people dead, including three children, early Friday morning. All were members of the same family and were related to volunteer firefighters. A person who reacts to flames.

The Neskopec fire killed his three children aged 5, 6 and 7 and his 7 adults, according to state police. According to first responders, his three others managed to escape Hell.

Nescopeck volunteer firefighter Harold Baker in his The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre said the victims included his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister. said to be included. In-law, 3 grandchildren and 2 other relatives.

"When I turned the corner here in Dewey [Street], I just looked down the street and knew immediately which house it was," Baker told the newspaper. "I was on the first engine and when I stopped the whole place was fully engaged. We tried to break into them."

WNEPIt was unknown if any of them survived.

Crews work to demolish the house destroyed by a fatal fire on the 700 block of 1st Street in Nescopeck on Aug. 5, 2022.
A Pennsylvania State trooper and members of the Luzerne County Coroner Office are at the scene of the fire in Nescopeck on August 5, 2022.

"The children there and my two children were visiting their aunt and uncle. They own the house. They were there, going in and out of the pool," Baker was quoted as saying.

Neighbors who reported seeing the house quickly burst into flames heard a loud pop or explosion. yelled in front of , some neighbors said.

Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant Derek Felsman said a "complex criminal investigation" was underway.

With AP Wire