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A Pennsylvania firefighter says he is saddened after losing ten family members in a house fire.
Harold Baker III said he first arrived at the Nescopeck fire early Friday morning and didn’t realize at first that the house engulfed in flames was home to 13 family members.
The 56-year-old man explained that witnesses called 911 to report that the house next door was on fire.
“I was the first to arrive,” said Mr. Baker Independent. “One of my late sons was a firefighter.”
Mr Baker said the bodies of ten relatives, including his 19-year-old son, had been found. Among the dead are three children between the ages of five and seven. Three more people managed to escape from hell.
Mr Baker, a firefighter for nearly 40 years, said he regretted not being able to save his family members.
“I couldn’t go in there to save them. This is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me. I couldn’t get in there to save them,” he told local news station WNEP, which first reported the tragedy.
Pennsylvania State Police identified the adults killed as Dale Baker, 19, Star Baker, 2; David Daubert, 79; Brian Daubert, 4; Shannon Daubert, 45; Laura Daubert, 47; and Marian Slusser, 54.
This was reported by Violet Kessler, a relative of eight of the victims The New York Times some decided to stay home after spending Thursday together at the pool.
“I don’t understand anything,” said Mrs. Kessler Time. “I don’t even know how to wrap all of this in my head. It’s like a dream.”
said Mr. Baker Independent he has the support of the community during this difficult time.
“They take care of my whole family, everybody that’s a part of it. “We have stores that give us food and send us all kinds of donations,” he said.
Robin Massina, daughter of Nescopeck’s mayor, also set up a GoFundMe to help cover funeral expenses and help surviving family members.
Pennsylvania State Police have opened a criminal investigation into the fire. The cause has not been determined.