3,712
 

Aug 7 - Pennsylvania Firefighter Called to House Fire, Finds Out 10 Dead Were His Family



ADVERTISEMENT
 
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT




section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook

section news
  
 2 months ago '17        #1
2220 page views
37 comments


Mozzie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
avatar
Props total: 32547 32 K  Slaps total: 2915 2 K
Aug 7 - Pennsylvania Firef*ghter Called to House Fire, Finds Out 10 Dead Were His Family
 

 

NESCOPECK, Pa. — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday morning, k*lling seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firef*ghter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover the victims were his own family, authorities said.

The children who died were ages 5, 6 and 7, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release, while the seven adults ranged from their late teens to a 79-year-old man. Autopsies were planned for this weekend.

Harold Baker, a volunteer firef*ghter in the town of Nescopeck, said the 10 victims included his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, three grandchildren and two other relatives. He said his two children and the other young victims were visiting their aunt and uncle's home for swimming and other summertime fun.

He said 13 dogs were also in the two-story home, but didn't say if he knew whether any survived.

"All I wanted to do was go in there and get to these people, my family. That's all that I was thinking about, getting in to them," Baker said in a phone interview with The a*sociated Press.

Baker grabbed a hose and air pack, and started pouring water on the fire, desperate to make his way inside and calling out to his son. His chief realized whose house it was, and fellow firef*ghters escorted Baker back to the firehouse.

A preliminary investigation suggests the fire broke out on the front porch at around 2:30 a.m., Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said Friday evening.

"The information I have is that the fire started and progressed very quickly, making it very difficult to get out," he said.

Three people were able to escape the blaze, Sanguedolce said. Four state police fire marshals are involved in the investigation, although it won't be classified as a criminal probe unless they determine the fire was intentionally set, he said.

Nescopeck is a small town on the Susquehanna River, about 20 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre. The house was on a residential street of largely owner-occupied, single family homes.

Baker said the address initially given for the call was a neighboring house. He realized it was his family members' residence as the firetruck approached. He said his unit was the first on scene, and the house was already engulfed in flames.

"There wasn't nothing we could've done to get in there. We tried, but we couldn't get in," said Baker, 57, who's been a firef*ghter for 40 years.

His son, 19-year-old Dale Baker, had followed both of his parents into the fire service, joining when he was 16.

"He said it all his life, he was just going to be like his dad," Harold Baker said.

Heidi Knorr, the Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company secretary, called Dale Baker "such a fun-loving soul. He just loved life."

The family was "always willing to help lend a hand to anyone in need," Knorr said. Dale's mother was not among the dead listed by Harold Baker.

Mike Swank, who lives two doors away across the street, said he happened to be awake early Friday and looked outside after hearing a sharp explosion. He saw the porch "was really going" and went outside, using another neighbor's hose to keep the blaze from spreading to a garage.

"I seen two guys outside and they were in various states of hysteria," Swank told the AP by phone.

One man was on a cellphone, "and I'm trying to ask him if everybody's out," he said. "The other guy was out in the street and he was just running around in circles."

Swank said he wasn't able to get information from them. A fence prevented him from getting to the back of the property.

Baker said 14 people were living in the home. One was out delivering newspapers, and three others escaped.

Swank said the family had moved in a few months ago under what he understood to be a rent-to-own agreement, and spent a lot of time on the cluttered front porch.

"It was so quick and so much smoke, you just knew nobody was going to make it out," Swank said. He saw cadaver dogs being used to search the scene until the bodies were located.

visit this link https://www.npr.org/2022/ .. relatives-dead

GoFundMe link in case you're feeling generous

visit this link https://www.gofundme.com/ .. ource=customer

The mayor's daughter set it up so it's legit.


Last edited by Mozzie; 08-07-2022 at 10:34 PM..
+13   



best
worst
37 comments
 

 2 months ago '04        #2
ohhohh 
Props total: 9877 9 K  Slaps total: 861 861
I remember when I responded to a medical and it was my own sister experiencing a seizure at 6 years old and I was a young Airman. Even that got to me at the time.

I can't even IMAGINE what this man is going through. Condolences to his family, if anyone has his GoFund me, let me know.
+59   

 2 months ago '05        #3
pnoi89  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
Props total: 34038 34 K  Slaps total: 3503 3 K
+9   

 2 months ago '18        #4
SouthsideQueens  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
Props total: 8309 8 K  Slaps total: 1512 1 K
 ohhohh said
I remember when I responded to a medical and it was my own sister experiencing a seizure at 6 years old and I was a young Airman. Even that got to me at the time.

I can't even IMAGINE what this man is going through. Condolences to his family, if anyone has his GoFund me, let me know.
Let me know too. I would like to donate !
+9   

 2 months ago '07        #5
CowabungaDude 
Props total: 2704 2 K  Slaps total: 79 79
+3   

 2 months ago '18        #6
beermoney 
Props total: 10637 10 K  Slaps total: 703 703
I want to be sensitive but....... 13 dogs????

+21   

 2 months ago '17        #7
Mozzie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12 OP
Props total: 32547 32 K  Slaps total: 2915 2 K
 ohhohh said
I remember when I responded to a medical and it was my own sister experiencing a seizure at 6 years old and I was a young Airman. Even that got to me at the time.

I can't even IMAGINE what this man is going through. Condolences to his family, if anyone has his GoFund me, let me know.
 SouthsideQueens said
Let me know too. I would like to donate !

+2   

 2 months ago '19        #8
Bxswaggerjacker 
Props total: 1879 1 K  Slaps total: 285 285
Damn they had 13 dogs and they didn’t bark or nothin??
+13   

 2 months ago '21        #9
Aztec King 
Props total: 25335 25 K  Slaps total: 9609 9 K
 beermoney said
I want to be sensitive but....... 13 dogs????

A lot of them people take in strays
+8   

 2 months ago '17        #10
DaQCKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
Props total: 136407 136 K  Slaps total: 5464 5 K
Damn. That's the kind of sh*t you never recover from.
+18   

 2 months ago '18        #11
Dehone 
Props total: 85496 85 K  Slaps total: 4261 4 K
Between this and the LA car crash, it's draining hearing about all the death where so many of the victims are children

What a week

+20   

 2 months ago '13        #12
Kay Kuttah  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
Props total: 42972 42 K  Slaps total: 2538 2 K
Tragic as fu*k
+5   

 2 months ago '06        #13
kip99 
Props total: 14978 14 K  Slaps total: 1658 1 K
 Dehone said
Between this and the LA car crash, it's draining hearing about all the death where so many of the victims are children

What a week

So fu*king sad bro. I still cant get that Windsor Hills crash out of my head,.
+10   

 2 months ago '22        #14
BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
Props total: 33098 33 K  Slaps total: 19419 19 K
Same premise as this music video


 2 months ago '12        #15
Mr Untouchable  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
Props total: 23617 23 K  Slaps total: 1936 1 K
 ohhohh said
I remember when I responded to a medical and it was my own sister experiencing a seizure at 6 years old and I was a young Airman. Even that got to me at the time.

I can't even IMAGINE what this man is going through. Condolences to his family, if anyone has his GoFund me, let me know.
Damn fam,

I couldn't even imagine. I hope your sister is good though.

+4   

 2 months ago '16        #16
BobbiHeadRagTop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
Props total: 128677 128 K  Slaps total: 5460 5 K
man fu*k
+1   

 2 months ago '06        #17
carloito 
Props total: 223 223  Slaps total: 47 47
This is heart breaking. Rest In Peace to the victims
+1   

 2 months ago '22        #18
Dick2Gutta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
Props total: 8401 8 K  Slaps total: 651 651
This a sad situation man...damn near his wife's whole immediate family is dead & not to mention his son, who wanted to be just like his father. I think that's the one that's going to haunt him the most...his little boy who wanted to be a firef*ghter dying in a housefire, how ironic is that man. Add onto that your daughter that you raised since a precious baby & your grand babies?

True empathy & condolences to him & his family..i can't imagine the anguish & shock he's in. My worst fears are dying in a fire, drowning or being tortured...man this story is bad
+5   

 2 months ago '17        #19
DaQCKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
Props total: 136407 136 K  Slaps total: 5464 5 K
 d*ck2Gutta said
This a sad situation man...damn near his wife's whole immediate family is dead & not to mention his son, who wanted to be just like his father. I think that's the one that's going to haunt him the most...his little boy who wanted to be a firef*ghter dying in a housefire, how ironic is that man. Add onto that your daughter that you raised since a precious baby & your grand babies?

True empathy & condolences to him & his family..i can't imagine the anguish & shock he's in. My worst fears are dying in a fire, drowning or being tortured...man this story is bad
Aint it wild that the worst ways of dying are water and fire? Was reading about the girl that died when Henry Ruggs hit her car. She was alive but trapped while it caught fire and there was no way to get her out. Witnesses spoke on the agonizing screams
+3   

 2 months ago '22        #20
Dick2Gutta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
Props total: 8401 8 K  Slaps total: 651 651
 DaQCKing said
Aint it wild that the worst ways of dying are water and fire? Was reading about the girl that died when Henry Ruggs hit her car. She was alive but trapped while it caught fire and there was no way to get her out. Witnesses spoke on the agonizing screams
Hold on man...that woman was alive when the car caught fire & was trapped in an inferno? Bruh tell me you bullsh*tting..she died after impact man, you bullsh*tting
+3   

 2 months ago '04        #21
ohhohh 
Props total: 9877 9 K  Slaps total: 861 861
 Mr Untouchable said
Damn fam,

I couldn't even imagine. I hope your sister is good though.

It was out in "The Manor" bruh lol. But naw, she's good now. Preciate that fam.

 2 months ago '04        #22
ohhohh 
Props total: 9877 9 K  Slaps total: 861 861
 Mozzie said

Preciate that fam!
+1   

 2 months ago '16        #23
postemupndunkit 
Props total: 85917 85 K  Slaps total: 10276 10 K
 d*ck2Gutta said
Hold on man...that woman was alive when the car caught fire & was trapped in an inferno? Bruh tell me you bullsh*tting..she died after impact man, you bullsh*tting
I heard the same thing as him so I think she was still alive

 2 months ago '22        #24
100Stunna 
Props total: 290 290  Slaps total: 22 22
How did it start?

 2 months ago '18        #25
SFamilyRep  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
Props total: 138825 138 K  Slaps total: 17016 17 K
Got a few partners that are firef*ghters. It’s a tough job. This dude who just made it to being a firef*ghter died in a fire because he ran out of oxygen. Really sucks : imout:
+2   



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
+52online now  33
Image(s) inside Saturdays Thrift store pickups
41 comments
20 hours ago
@gear
most viewed right now
+26online now  28
Video inside Eyes Wise Shut is so underrated
38 comments
1 day ago
@movies
most viewed right now
online now  22
Video inside Dallas rapper BFG Straap shot & k*lled; shot 15 times in chest & face
229 comments
2 days ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
online now  18
9/23.......the great mister abigail finally returns
306 comments
2 days ago
@misc
back to top
register register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacyprivacy