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4 dead in Lancaster house fire

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Jimmie Moore has been identified as one of four people who died in the fire. Jimmie Moore has been identified as one of four people who died in the fire.
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

An early morning house fire in Lancaster claimed the lives of four people, including two children.

Authorities have identified the victims as 64-year-old Jimmie Moore, the owner of the home at 115 E. Clay Street, his friend David Kuhn, and Kuhn's sons; 6-year-old son Shawn and 8-year-old Skylar.

Kuhn's wife and two other children in the family were in critical condition at a Philadelphia area burn center.

They are among at least seven other people who were hospitalized after the four-alarm fire that started at around 3 a.m. Fire crews had reports that several people were trapped and arrived to find the home in flames.

"They rescued about five people, mainly from a ladder around the side of the building, several children and an adult," Lancaster Fire Chief Tim Gregg said.

Gregg said 14 people were inside the home at the time of the fire. He added that the home was not up to code with fire detectors.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by a cooking accident.

"It feels like I am having a nightmare and I don't know if I will be able to get over this," Moore's son, Jimmie Brock said.

Brock said his pregnant sister is among those who were sent to a hospital.

"She had an emergency C-section and the baby is doing very well right now, and my sister is doing well now," he said.

Brock said his father recently took in a homeless family. When the fire started, he said his father ran back into the house in an attempt to rescue others.

"To know that he went in and did what the did, that just tells me how much of a hero my dad is, and he wanted to save other people's lives," he said.

 

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