2 Young Brothers Die as Fire Burns Through Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy's Home - NBC 10 Philadelphia

2 Young Brothers Die as Fire Burns Through Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy's Home

Schwenksville fire also injures Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens, his wife Tracy and their daughter, Soffia



    2 Young Brothers Die in House Fire

    Two young brothers were killed in a house fire in Schwenksville, Montgomery County Wednesday morning. Their father, a Sheriff's Deputy, mother and sister were also hurt in the flames. NBC10's Deanna Durante has the details.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017)

    The young sons of a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy died as fire tore through their home less than two weeks before Christmas. The blaze left the boys' parents and young sister hurt.

    Flames broke out Wednesday morning around 5 in the Schwenksville, Pennsylvania home Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens shares with his wife Tracy and their three children along Summit Avenue, the county said in a news release.

    Lukens, his wife and their 9-year-old daughter, Soffia, made it out of the home. Bryan Jr., 11, and Parker, 6, died on the second floor, state police said.

    Parker (L) and Bryan Jr. (R)
    Photo credit: Family Photo

    "Please pray, pray for this family, especially now around the holidays... this is a horrible tragedy," neighbor Kim Munsell, who saw flames shooting from the home, said.

    Tracy and Soffia were treated for injuries and able to join Deputy Lukens, who remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon. Lukens is expected to be released later in the day, the county said.

    Friends set up a gofundme page to help the family. 

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lukens family as they grieve their losses," Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny said.

    Fire tore through the Schwenksville home of Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens on Dec. 13, 2017.
    Photo credit: NBC10 / Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Flames burned through parts of the home, which sits in a neighborhood near Perkiomen Creek. It took crews about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control, police said.

    Investigators could be seen using a drone and sorted through debris as they searched for a cause of the deadly fire.