City to investigate fire that killed 2 in Lancaster

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2013 6:44 AM

(Lancaster) -- The mayor of Lancaster says the city will conduct an independent investigation of a row house fire last month that killed a woman and a 6-year-old girl and left three firefighters hurt. 

Mayor Rick Gray told City Council on Tuesday the city has contracted with two retired deputy fire chiefs from Philadelphia to conduct a probe of the Feb. 18 blaze and determine if anything could have been done differently.

The investigation will look at the Lancaster Fire Bureau's makeup, training, staffing and protocols.

Thirty-nine-year-old Pauline Stone and 6-year-old Leilani Roman were killed in the fire.

Lt. Andre Kelley was badly burned after he had climbed to the second floor to try to rescue them. Two other firefighters were also hurt.

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