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Farmhouse Fire Kills Seven Children in Blain, Pennsylvania

Wed March 09 2011 12:40 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=39146
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Seven children, including a 7-month-old girl, perished in a fast-moving fire in a home on a Pennsylvania dairy farm while their mother milked cows and their father dozed in a milk truck down the road while taking a break from work as a milk delivery truck driver.

A fire at a farmhouse in Blain, Pennsylvania killed seven children while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a milk delivery truck about one mile from the house. Only a 3-year-old daughter, who rushed to her mom to tell her about the fire, and both parents survived.

The fire may have started in the kitchen where a grandfather said the family was using a propane heater.

According to the Perry County coroner, the children died of smoke inhalation.

Blain is a borough in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 252 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity, usually smaller than a city, and a subdivision of a county. There are 958 boroughs in Pennsylvania. All municipalites in Pennsylvania are classified as either counties, cities, boroughs, or townships.

Loysville has also been mentioned as the community where the fire occurred.

More on the report from Reuters …
Seven children die in Pennsylvania farmhouse fire


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One Response to “Farmhouse Fire Kills Seven Children in Blain, Pennsylvania”

  1. Klm60 says:

    Horrible story! I thought that these days some pump machine milks the cows. That people don’t have to milk the cows anymore.

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