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Pregnant woman, 2 young sons killed in Berks County house fire

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 4, 2017 3:01 AM
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(Hamburg) -- A pregnant woman and her two young sons were killed when a fire tore through their Berks County home late Saturday night.

State police say the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure.

The fire was brought under control early yesterday morning.

Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner John Hollenbach said that Jennifer Wilder, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Her two sons, Gabriel Kalinoski, who was five-years-old, and Julian Gust, who was two-years-old, were also pronounced dead.

Wilder was about six months pregnant.

A man was able to escape by jumping from a bedroom window and was hospitalized with injuries. He has not been identified.

Authorities don't know the cause of the blaze but believe it started in the second floor of the home.

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