Death toll from Lancaster fire now seven

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2013 6:27 AM
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(Lancaster) -- Authorities say a 2-year-old Lancaster boy, critically injured in a July 4th fire, has died. It brings the death toll from the blaze to seven, including six from one family.

A Crozer-Chester Medical Center spokesman says Cordail Kuhns was pronounced dead at about 4 p.m. Saturday.  The boy's parents and three siblings were also killed in the fire.

41-year-old Crystal Kuhns and her 4-year-old daughter, Mickey, died earlier at the same hospital.

The fire also killed 51-year-old David Kuhns, 8-year-old Skylar Kuhns, and 6-year-old Shawn Kuhns, along with 65-year-old homeowner Jimmie Moore.

Fire officials say the blaze started in the kitchen of a Lancaster duplex early Thursday. One woman reportedly gave birth to a girl hours after escaping the flames.

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