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Volunteer firefighter says Luzerne County blaze claimed the lives of 10 family members | Poconos and Coal Region

Volunteer firefighter says Luzerne County blaze claimed the lives of 10 family members | Poconos and Coal Region

NESCOPECK, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania state police have released the names of seven adults killed in a rapidly progressing fire in Luzerne County.

Authorities say the fire in the 700 block of 1st Street killed seven adults and three children.






Firefighters work on hot spots in the front section of the house that collapsed on Friday, August 5, 2022 during a deadly fire on First Street in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. fire is still under investigation.




It happened just before 2:45 am in Nescopeck Borough. One of the firefighters responded to the blaze early Friday and discovered that the victims were his family.

According to police, the victims are Dale Baker, 19, Star Baker, 22, David Daubert Sr., 79, Brian Daubert, 42, Shannon Daubert, 45, Laura Daubert, 47, Marian Slusser, 54, and three minors ages 5, 6 and 7 years. .

Volunteer firefighter Harold Baker told the Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice newspaper that the 10 victims were his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, three grandchildren and two other relatives.







Pennsylvania House Fire

Firefighters set up lights for a fatal house fire at 733 First Street in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, on Friday, August 5, 2022. The fire in Nescopeck was reported around 2.30 am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.




A police report says the victims were all found in the deceased home. Three adults got out of the house safely.

State police say the fire completely destroyed the house and a complex criminal investigation is underway.

A GoFundMe page was set up after the fire.