Six people killed in a Pottsville fire
POTTSVILLE – A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a fire in Pottsville that left four children and two adults dead last night. The fire was at a home in the 200 block of Pierce Street and crews were unable to save 2-year-old Elijah Brown, 3-year-old Emily Brown, 7-year-old Jeremiah Brown and 8-year-old Joy Brown. Their father, 30-year-old Eric Brown was also killed along with the family’s sister-in-law, 26-year-old Kristina Thomas. The mother, Kelly Brown, was not at home at the time of the fire.
Fire officials also say five firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. Firefighters said the floors and roof of the home collapsed.