Three women from the same family were killed in a mobile home fire in a Pennsylvania suburb on Monday. Four relatives of the family, however, were able to escape. The house was fully engulfed in flames, and the three victims trapped inside died on the spot.
Police Chief Curt Martinez informed that the West Caln Police Department reached the area at around 12:07 p.m. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the three women had already lost their lives.
Wagontown, Honey Brook, White Horse and Westwood fire companies rushed to the scene.
“The fire department went to work as we usually do, extinguishing the fire, at which point we confirmed that there were three individuals inside the house,” said Todd Ziegler, fire chief of the Wagontown Volunteer Fire Company.
The weather during that time was hot, dry and windy. The National Weather Service had already issued a “red flag warning” for eastern Pennsylvania on Monday.
Police Chief Martinez confirmed that seven people were trapped in the house. Two men and two children were able to escape.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries. The fire was extinguished by 1 p.m.
The Chester County Fire Marshal and the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals are investigating the incident to find if there was foul play involved. The names of the victims will be revealed soon.