Three Dead, Including 2 Year Old, in Luzerne County Fire

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Three people are now dead after a fire Monday morning in Luzerne County.

The coroner confirms John Crossley, 27, Julia Crossley, 27, and Riley Ferrera, 2, all died after Monday's Fire in Hanover Township.

Fire crews were called to a building on Little Street just before 3 a.m.

"There were several people in the house when I pulled up, the guys were already pulling some people out,” said Hanover Township Fire Chief Joe Temarantz.

John Crossley was found dead inside the building.

"My girlfriend woke me up and she was yelling that there was smoke, and I tried to get into the other rooms of the house to wake my daughter up and my friends up and I couldn't. We grabbed our stepson, my stepson, her son and we ran out of the house and called 911,” said Michael Ferrera of Hanover Township.

Ferrera’s daughter, Riley, is among the victims.

Fire officials said the deadly blaze seems to have started in the kitchen area.

A state police fire marshal is investigating.

"I don't know what happened, I don't know what happened,” said Ferrera.


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