JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire in a western Pennsylvania home claimed the life of a child and sent another child and two adults to hospitals.
Johnstown fire crews arrived at the blaze in the Moxham section of the city shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday and found flames venting from the rear of the home’s roof, the city’s fire chief said. The Cambria County coroner said one person escaped before firefighters arrived but three people, an adult and two children, were still trapped inside.READ MORE: Two Of The Three Victims Killed In The Biomat USA Plasma Center Car Crash Were Employees
Firefighters found the two children on the second floor and got them outside, but one didn’t survive. The second child was taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with what the fire chief said were significant burns. Two adults were also taken to a hospital with smoke inhalation and burns.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Pittsburgh Area; High Winds, Potential Hail Expected
A state police fire marshal is working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert Issued For Italian Village Pizza/Shake Shop In Pleasant Hills
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