Man, 2 children killed in early Christmas Day fire in Bucks County; 2 hurt

Pennsylvania

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man and two children were found dead after an early-morning fire in an eastern Pennsylvania home on Christmas Day that officials said may have been sparked by Christmas tree lights.

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Quakertown police say fire units were called to Essex Court shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday and found half of a twin home ablaze. Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck said the bodies of 41-year-old Eric King and the two children, whose identities hadn’t immediately been confirmed, were found in the dwelling.

Another adult and a child were treated at a hospital. The cause remains under investigation.

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