Three siblings, 2 others die in Day Care centre fire incident

August 12, 2019
163 Views

Five children have been reportedly killed in a fire mishap that engulfed a child care centre in Pennsylvania, United States of America at the weekend.

Three of five kids killed in the fire incident were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday.

The fire, reported at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, was funneling out of every first-floor window when firefighters arrived, Erie Chief Fire Inspector John Widomski told the Erie Times-News. He said the blaze appeared to have started in the living room area on the first floor.

The department’s two fire inspectors and three Erie police detectives trained in fire investigations are working to determine the cause.

The children haven’t been formally identified, but the Erie Fire Department says the dead range in age from 8 months to 7 years. The owner was hospitalized after the fire Sunday. Erie fire officials say the children were staying overnight at a house that had been turned into a day care center.

The mother of Jones’ three children, Shevona Overton, who said she is also the mother of another child killed, told WICU that she had “lost a piece of me that can never be replaced.”

“I’m just so hurt my babies are gone,” she said. “I love them dearly. I just hurt inside knowing that my kids were fighting and hurting in that fire. Every minute, I feel the same pain.”

Valerie Lockett-Slupski, standing across the street from the fire-damaged house, told the newspaper she was the grandmother of four of the children — two boys and two girls — and that they were staying at the home because their parents were working overnight.

“So, we are all at a loss, trying to figure out how this happened,” Lockett-Slupski said.

Erie police detectives told the newspaper that the owner was listed in stable condition after being flown to UPMC Mercy. Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said a neighbor was also injured.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership lists the Harris Family Daycare as “a 24 hour, 7 days a week childcare service including holidays.”

You may be interested

Ibrahimovic: Why I Hope To Stay At AC Milan For Life
Sports
14 views
Sports
14 views

Ibrahimovic: Why I Hope To Stay At AC Milan For Life

Webby - December 6, 2021

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has explained why he would love to ‘stay at Milan for life’ and jokes he could play with…

Aribo: Rangers ‘Getting Better’ Under New Boss Van Bronckhorst
Sports
Sports

Aribo: Rangers ‘Getting Better’ Under New Boss Van Bronckhorst

Webby - December 6, 2021

Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo says the players are enjoying life under new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, reports Completesports.com. The Gers…

Wizkid Sets New Record As He Beats African And International Rivals To Win MOBO Awards
Entertainment
2 views
Entertainment
2 views

Wizkid Sets New Record As He Beats African And International Rivals To Win MOBO Awards

Webby - December 6, 2021

Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid has set a new record in the music industry by becoming the first-ever African artiste to…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.