Fire In Central Pa. Farmhouse Kills 7 Kids

By: By MARC LEVY Email
By: By MARC LEVY Email
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Henry County Firefighters worked to extinguish an early morning blaze, which destroyed a Stockbridge home, on Feb. 12. Officials report the blaze began in the garage, however, they have not determined the cause of the fire.

Special photo Henry County Firefighters worked to extinguish an early morning blaze, which destroyed a Stockbridge home, on Feb. 12. Officials report the blaze began in the garage, however, they have not determined the cause of the fire.

Seven children are dead after police say a central Pennsylvania farm house caught fire while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a milk delivery truck.

Trooper Tom Pinkerton says a 3-year-old girl escaped from the blaze to alert her mother, who police believe tried to get into the home before running to a neighbor's home for help.

Pinkerton says the woman then ran to get her husband, who had dozed off in a milk truck about a mile from the house in Loysville, about 20 miles outside Harrisburg.

Officials say the children who died ranged in age from 7 months to 11 years old.

The Perry County coroner's office says they died of smoke inhalation.

The cause is under investigation.


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