Five killed in house fire, including four kids

JEANETTE, PA – A deadly house fire in Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five individuals, including four children, on Wednesday. The victims have been identified by the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office as 27-year-old Tyler King, 7-year-old Kyson John, 6-year-old Kinzleigh John, 3-year-old Keagan John, and 1-month-old Korbyn John.

The fire engulfed a residential property located in the city of Jeanette, which lies approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh, just after midnight. According to the local fire department, the inferno completely consumed the house, leaving only the remnants of a chimney.

Despite the voracious flames, firefighters successfully extricated an adult and two minor occupants from the residence. A local resident, Jack Mull, helped rescue a woman named Miranda and a baby from the roof of the burning property with the aid of a ladder. Reportedly, the mother made a heartbreaking attempt to reenter the burning structure to save other members of her family but was unsuccessful.

Furthermore, the fire managed to spread to an adjoining house, which was completely destroyed. All individuals from the neighboring residence managed to escape safely.

In response to the tragic incident, the Jeannette City School District announced its deep sorrow at the loss of several community members.

Superintendent Matthew Jones extended his condolences to the grieving families and assured them of unwavering support from the school community. He also noted that the district would mobilize counseling services and social workers to assist students affected by the tragedy.