Four young children and one adult die in devastating Pennsylvania house fire

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Three people, an adult and two children, were rescued, firefighters said.

Four young children and one adult died Wednesday in a devastating house fire in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

The victims were: a 1-month-old girl, Korbyn John; a 3-year-old boy, Keagan John; a 6-year-old girl, Kinzleigh John; a 7-year-old boy, Kyson John; and a 27-year-old man, Tyler King, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said.

The fire was reported shortly after midnight at a home in Jeanette, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh, and burned the entire home to the ground, according to fire officials and the coroner.

Three people, an adult and two children, were rescued, firefighters told reporters.

Neighbor Jack Mull he told Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE who helped rescue the mother and her two children.

“I ran to try to get down the stairs, but it was too hot and there were too many flames,” he said. “I ran out to the backyard, grabbed the ladder and walked over. And her mother, Miranda, was on the roof in the back. So I went to try to help her with the baby.”

Mull said the mother tried to go back inside to save the rest of her family.

The only thing left standing in the family home was the fireplace.

The fire also destroyed the house next door. All the inhabitants of the neighboring house escaped safely, according to WTAE.

“We have lost several members of our school district and community in this devastating incident,” Matthew Jones, Jeannette City School District, said in a letter to families. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who tragically passed away.”

He said counselors and social workers will be available to help grieving students.

“Please know that our entire school community stands with the families and friends of those lost and we offer our deepest condolences and unwavering support,” Jones said.

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