Tragic House Fire Claims Lives of Four Children, Including Infants

Tragic House Fire Claims Lives of Four Children, Including Infants

Authorities in Pennsylvania reported that a horrific house fire on Wednesday claimed the lives of four small children and one adult.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office listed the victims as follows: a 1-month-old girl named Korbyn John; a 3-year-old boy named Keagan John; a 6-year-old girl named Kinzleigh John; a 7-year-old boy named Kyson John; and a 27-year-old male named Tyler King.

According to fire officials and the coroner, the fire was discovered shortly after midnight at a house near Jeanette, which is approximately thirty miles outside of Pittsburgh. The fire completely destroyed the property.

Firefighters informed reporters that three individuals had been rescued: a parent and two children.

Tragic House Fire Claims Lives of Four Children, Including Infants

According to Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE, neighbor Jack Mull assisted in saving the mother and her two kids.

“I ran over to try to get in downstairs but it was just too hot, too many flames,” he stated. “I run in the backyard here, and I grabbed the ladder, went over. And the mother, Miranda, she was on the roof on the back side. So I went to try to help her with the baby.”

Mull claimed that in an attempt to save her family, the mother sought to return inside.

The chimney was the only remaining structure at the family’s house. The home next door was also completely damaged by the fire.

In a message to families, Jeannette City School District Matthew Jones stated, “We have lost multiple members of our school district and community in this devastating incident.” “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those who have tragically passed away.”

He announced that social workers and counselors would be on hand to assist students who are grieving.

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