At least 10 people have died in a home fire in Pennsylvania

At least 10 people have died in a home fire in Pennsylvania

‘They’re all gone’: At least ten, including children, are killed in a Pennsylvania house fire: Grandfather, who works as a firefighter, says he ‘can’t get inside’ to save his victims, aged between six and 70

  • The fire tore through a home where 14 people lived in Nescdeck, Pennsylvania
  • Firefighter Harold Baker said his son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and in-laws lived in the home
  • The cause of the fire remains unclear; Four escaped but 10 could not get out along with 13 dogs
  • A GoFundMe campaign was started by the city’s mayor’s daughter to raise funds
  • Nescdeck is a small, rural town located 130 miles northwest of Philadelphia
  • The city has only a handful of streets and a population of about 1,200
  • The house where the fire occurred is located next to a church and other residential buildings
  • Pennsylvania State Police are now investigating what they described as a “complex criminal” scenario

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At least 10 people have died after a fire destroyed a home in Pennsylvania where 14 people lived Thursday night.

Crews were called to the home in the early hours of the morning in the community of Nescdeck, Luzerne County. Four people emerged alive, but ten – including children – are feared dead.

It’s unclear what started the fire, but Pennsylvania State Police said they were conducting a “complex criminal investigation.”

Among the firefighters who fought the fire are the grandfather and some of the victims.

“I couldn’t go in there to save her. That’s the biggest thing that’s ever bothered me… I couldn’t go in there to save her.

The scene of the deadly Pennsylvania fire that killed ten people in a blaze overnight. None of the victims have been identified and the cause of the fire is still unclear

The victims were between 6 and 70 years old, according to local police.  The cause of the fire is still unclear

The victims were between 6 and 70 years old, according to local police. The cause of the fire is still unclear

“We stopped and the whole place got totally involved … we tried to get inside them but there was no way.”

“I lost my son, daughter, grandson, two other grandchildren, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law there. All lost.’

The victims were between 6 and 70 years old, according to local police. The cause of the fire is still unclear.

The fire broke out at 2:30 a.m. Neighbors say they were woken up by a “pop”.

“I woke up this morning and was watching TV downstairs and I heard a bang. I looked outside and at the porch. It’s just started and has been almost fully involved,” said Mike Frank.

‘There was a gentleman out here walking the street.

“He yelled – really upset and said not everyone figured it out. Animals. I mean, there were a lot of people living in there.”

The ongoing recovery scene at the Nescdeck home where at least ten people died in a late-night fire on Thursday

The ongoing recovery scene at the Nescdeck home where at least ten people died in a late-night fire on Thursday