Update: Lancaster fire kills 6 people

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 4, 2013 9:17 AM

(Lancaster) -- Authorities say two more people are dead from a house fire in Lancaster city, bringing the toll to six. 

A spokesman for Crozer Chester Medical Center says Crystal Kuhns died at 7:30 this morning and her daughter, Mickey died at 6 p.m. last night. 

The spokesman, Grant Gegwich, says 2-year-old Kordell Kuhns remains in critical condition at hospital.

Fire officials say the blaze started in the kitchen of a three-story duplex around 3 a.m. yesterday after frozen potatoes were left in the oven. Authorities say two men and two other children also died. 

One victim, 65-year-old Jimmie Moore, was described by neighbors and relatives as a Vietnam War veteran who let another family move in after they lost their own housing.

This story has been updated.

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  • wuyongjun img 2013-07-04 10:57

    Fire Chief Timothy Gregg says seven other people were taken to the hospital.

    Information about their conditions wasn't immediately available.

    The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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