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From: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-12 8:44 AM 
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Fire at a Pennsylvania day care center kills four siblings and the homeowner's child

A fire at a Pennsylvania day care center early Sunday killed five children, including four siblings, officials said.

Four people were injured, including two teenagers who jumped from a second-floor window onto a porch of the home in Erie to escape the flames, Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told CNN in an interview. Santone said the homeowner was injured, along with a neighbor who tried to enter the burning home to rescue victims.

Eight people were in the home when the fire broke out around 1:15 a.m., Santone said. The home also operated as a day care, according to fire officials.

"I was just down there, there's flowers everywhere," Santone said about a memorial at the scene. "Nobody likes to see this, especially when it's kids."

Firefighters rescued the five children from second-story bedrooms at the front of the home, CNN affiliate WJET reported .

Santone said the children who died were between 8 months to roughly 8 years old.

Four of the victims were siblings who were being cared for at the day care, the fire chief said. Their siblings' mother worked the night shift, Santone said.

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https://www.abc15.com/news/national/fire-at-a-pennsylvania-day-care-center-kills-four-siblings-and-the-homeowners-child

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-12 9:01 AM 
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UPDATE;

Firefighter lost three kids in Pennsylvania day care fire

Three of the five children who died in a Pennsylvania day-care center fire were the kids of a local volunteer firefighter who was battling a separate blaze just blocks away, according to officials.

Luther Jones’ children were at the Harris Family Day Care in Erie overnight when the deadly fire ripped through the home at 1:15 a.m., according to Erie News Now.

In a tragic twist, Jones worked for neighboring Lawrence Park Fire Department and was only battling a blaze in Erie because locals crews were desperately trying to rescue his kids at the day-care center, the report said. The dad had dropped off his kids at the day-care center so he could go to work.

The victims ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, officials said.

The blaze may have not been so deadly had the home been equipped with more smoke detectors, Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told CNN. Only one was found in the attic of the home.

https://nypost.com/2019/08/12/firefighter-lost-three-kids-in-pennsylvania-day-care-fire/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Krathyn2 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-15 11:45 PM 
To: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 7) 
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daycare providers are supposed to be licensed and one of the parts of the license includes the smoke detectors in the building. This looks like a family run home care providing home style care, with only the one smoke detector where it would do little good. 
It is tragic for the firefighter who lost three children, and the owner of the home and provider of the "day" care. 
Since one report says four siblings plus the homeowner's child and the other report says only 3 siblings who were the firefighter's children, and both say five children died, I wonder who the fifth child was.
I guess answers to questions won't bring them back. 
Condolences to all   the bereaved parents.

 
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From: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-16 5:12 AM 
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I hope lessons are learned.  Still questions, were they licensed?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Krathyn2 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-16 2:56 PM 
To: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 7) 
 5944.5 in reply to 5944.4 

most likely not. Sounds more like a family or woman who was providing care for "fewer than five children" who were personally known to her.
At least the children died in familiar surroundings.

 

 
From: Silly Baby Potty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-16 7:43 PM 
To: Krathyn2 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 7) 
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True, but they shouldn't have.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Krathyn2 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-16 10:02 PM 
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no they shoudl not have died at all.

 

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