JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An electrical malfunction sparked a fire that killed a child and a teenager last month in western Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said Tuesday that DNA analysis was used to identify the bodies of 8-year-old Zyvre Gaines and 15-year-old Nakiya Success following the Sept. 29 fire in the Moxham section of Johnstown.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 3-Day Total Of 10,412 New Cases, 73 More Deaths
Both died of toxic smoke and gas inhalation, and the teenager had fourth-degree burns, Lees said. Their deaths were ruled accidental.READ MORE: Fayette County Priest Andrew Kawecki Pleads No Contest To Charges Of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Altar Boy
A May 30th fire in the same Johnstown neighborhood killed a 4-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother and injured two others. On Sunday, fire claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman in the city.MORE NEWS: Twitter Suspends Rep. Jim Banks For Misgendering Former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine
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