PA house fire injures two children, firefighter

Megan Tomasic

Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.


Oct. 29 – A fire engulfed a Wilkinsburg home early Saturday, trapping and killing two children, officials said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as a boy and a girl: 7-year-old Novad Arman Loveings and 6-year-old Brecc Loveings.

The fire started around 1:40 a.m. in a house in the 500 block of Shelbourne Avenue.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Maurice Matthews, firefighters learned that two people were trapped on the second floor of the home. Crews entered the house and found them unconscious.

“They were happy, really bright kids,” said Warren Jackson, owner of the house next door.

The Loveings children played with her children, Jackson said. He remembered that children had “great minds”.

They were “exuberant, always smiling all the time, happy, happy, happy,” Jackson said.

Jackson said their mother – who did not want her name shared publicly – was “a woman who loved her children, did everything for her children”.

“It’s a sad, sad situation,” Jackson said.

A Pittsburgh firefighter was injured in a fall. He was taken to hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Allegheny County Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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