Candlelight Vigil Held for Mom, 4 Kids Killed in Pennsylvania House Fire

Members of the community have held a candlelight vigil to remember six people killed in a suburban Pittsburgh house fire and to pray for critically injured sole survivor.

About 250 people raised lit candles into the air and sang "Amazing Grace" Sunday night outside the McKeesport house where a woman, her four young children and her disabled father-in-law died early Saturday.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the victims as Ronald Egenlauf Sr., 55; Hope Jordan, 27; Dominic Jordan, 7; Autumn Jordan, 6; Serenity Jakub, 3; and Victoria Jordan, 2.

The sole survivor of the McKeesport blaze, 23-year-old Keith Egenlauf, remained in critical condition at UPMC Mercy hospital, a nursing supervisor said. He was burned over 55 percent of his body, according to his aunt, Donna Ackerman.

The medical examiner's office said earlier Sunday that the victims died of acute smoke and fume inhalation. Medical Examiner Karl Williams said she believes they were unconscious by the time the flames reached them.

The injured man and the woman initially managed to escape the fire but returned to try to save the others.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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