Firefighting

Fatal PA Fire that Started on First Floor of Pennsylvania Home

The Saturday fire in McKeesport that killed six family members and critically injured another began in the living room on the first floor, the Allegheny County fire marshal said Monday, reports mcall.com

Investigators are concentrating their efforts on that location to try to determine the fire’s cause and exact point of origin, said Alvin Henderson, the county’s chief of Emergency Services.

“This is still an active fire investigation, and additional interviews need to be conducted,” Henderson said.

Killed in the fire were Hope Jordan Egenlauf, 27, and her children: Dominic Jordan, 7; Autumn Jordan, 6; Serenity Jakub, 3; and Victoria Jordan, 2.

Egenlauf”s husband, Keith Egenlauf, escaped but was critically burned. He is in critical condition at UPMC Mercy Hospital, his mother said.

Keith Egenlauf’s father, Ronald Egenlauf Sr., 55, died in the blaze.

“The doctor said he’s young and healthy and should make it,” Laverne Egenlauf said of her son, Keith Egenlauf, adding that her son was heavily sedated after 55 percent of his body was burned.

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