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Fire kills 3, including child, in eastern Pa.

September 30, 2013
Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say fire has claimed the lives of three people, including a child, and injured several others.

Emergency officials in Northampton County say the blaze in Easton was reported just after 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Officials said an adult and a child were pronounced dead at the scene. A female adult was flown to the burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where the Lehigh County coroner's office said she was later pronounced dead. Several other people went to other hospitals for treatment.

The blaze in a portion of a three-story building was reported under control at 2:10 a.m. Monday and was later extinguished.

Fire officials said the cause of the blaze was under investigation, and it was unclear whether there were working smoke detectors in the home.

 
 

 

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