Funerals Set for 4 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in July 4th Fire - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Funerals Set for 4 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in July 4th Fire



    Funerals Set for 4 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in July 4th Fire

    Funeral services have been scheduled for seven people killed in a Fourth of July house fire in central Pennsylvania.

    Fire officials say the blaze started in the kitchen of a three-story duplex in Lancaster at about 3 a.m. Thursday after frozen potatoes were left in the oven. The blaze killed the 64-year-old homeowner, Jimmie Moore, and six members of a family living there -- including four children.

    The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports Moore's funeral will be held Saturday.

    A joint funeral will be held Tuesday for 51-year-old David Kuhns, 41-year-old Crystal Kuhns and their four children -- 8-year-old Skyler, 6-year-old Shawn, 4-year-old Mickie and 2-year-old Cordail.

    Investigators say 14 members of several families lived in the home.

    The home didn't have smoke detectors, Gregg said. Fire crews got the flames under control in about an hour, he said.

    Neighbors and relatives described Moore as a generous man and Vietnam War veteran who let another family move in after they lost their own housing.

    "He was a very friendly man," neighbor Molly Lalla told the newspaper. "He would walk down the alley and say hi and wave. He brought a box of toys to my kids."

    Ken Sheetz said Moore was the first one to welcome him to the block when he moved there.

    "He was a caring person," Sheetz said. "He loved his family


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