Officials Reveal Cause of Fire That Killed 3 Children

On Tuesday, officials announced the fire began accidentally on a kitchen stove.

By Lauren DiSanto and David Chang
|  Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 6:06 PM EDT
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3rd Child Dies From Chester House Fire

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Officials have revealed the cause of a fire that killed three children in Chester, Delaware County last week.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on East 15th Street. Two cousins, 9-year-old Amajhay Ferguson and 6-year-old Bella McKnight died in the fire. Moses McKnight, 4, spent two days in critical condition at the burn center of Crozer Chester Medical Center before he succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

A total of eight people were inside the house, including two adults, three boys and three girls. Neighbors say the father tried to save the children but the heavy, black smoke prevented him from going back inside the home.

A friend of the family says they were all at the home because the father had been recuperating from injuries he suffered during a car accident the day before.

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On Tuesday, officials announced the fire began accidentally on a kitchen stove. 

Fire investigators say there were working smoke detectors inside the home.

 


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