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Pennsylvania house fire claims 3 young lives and family home

A fire that killed three children has left behind an undetermined cause, a shattered and homeless family, and a shocked Pennsylvania community.

The young brothers were killed in the early hours of the morning when the farmhouse in which they lived burned to the ground. Two other siblings jumped from the second floor of the house and called 911 from a neighbor's home.  Injured, they were transported to a hospital, where they underwent treatment before being released.

The cause of death for the three brothers was determined to be thermal injuries sustained by attempting to go to the first floor.

According to a news report, the fire started while the five children were all on second floor of the house, into which the family had only recently moved. The mother of the children was at work when the fire broke out.

Rebuilding after such an unexpected trauma may seem like an insurmountable task. In any situation in which a fire destroys a home, it can be overwhelming dealing with the aftermath. Even when fatalities do not occur, severe injuries, pain and suffering and property loss are likely results of house fires.

The cause of this fire is yet to be determined. House fires can be caused by any number of things, from gas leaks to electrical problems to defective appliances. It is critical for house fires to be investigated thoroughly in order to identify the cause. Uncovering the origins of a fire is the first step to assign liability, seek justice, and obtain compensation for one’s losses. It is often wise for survivors to seek legal counsel during this difficult and complicated process.

Source: The Morning Call, "Three boys die in central Pennsylvania house fire," Mark Gilger and Justin Strawser, April  5, 2014

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