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WINDHAM TOWNSHIP -- State police say two people made it out of a burning house in Wyoming County, but a child did not.

Family members say that deadly fire happened at the home of Shane Fryer near Laceyville, and Fryer was inside with his girlfriend and her young son. Now, relatives are coping with the loss of the little boy.

A photo from The Wyalusing Rocket-Courier shows the massive flames that destroyed a home on Golden Hill Road near Laceyville on Friday.

Flames destroy home on Golden Hill Road in Windham Township. (Photo courtesy: Wyalusing Rocket-Courier)

Flames destroy home on Golden Hill Road in Windham Township. (Photo courtesy: Wyalusing Rocket-Courier)

"I looked. My God, it was engulfed in flames, unbelievable terrible fire," said Joe McClain, fire victim's uncle.

Family members tell Newswatch 16 while Shane Fryer and his girlfriend Melissa Murphy made it out alive, Melissa's 6-year-old son Logan did not survive.

Hours later, crews found the boy's body among the charred ruins.

Among the smoldering wreckage, you can still see a simple swing that survived, a sad reminder of the young life that was lost.

Relatives say it will be difficult not seeing little Logan get on the school bus every morning.

"He would ride the bus every morning by here around 7:30, he would ride the bus," McClain said.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the deadly fire.

Many of Fryer's kin also live just up the road. Now, they are trying to come to terms with how quickly life can change.

"Lord knows where he will go," said McClain.

Officials say several pet dogs also were killed.

A state police fire marshal continues to investigate the cause of the deadly fire.

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