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Smoking material caused fire that killed expectant mom, boys

September 28, 2017 - 9:18 AM

HAMBURG, Pa. - Investigators say discarded smoking material caused a fire that killed a pregnant woman and her two young sons in Pennsylvania.

State police in Berks County ruled the Sept. 2 fire accidental. Police said Thursday there was no evidence of any criminal intent.

The fire originated on a first-floor rear porch at a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles (88 kilometres) northeast of the capital city, Harrisburg.

The victims were 27-year-old Jennifer Wilder and her two sons, ages 5 and 2. Officials say Wilder was about six months pregnant.

A man was able to escape by jumping from a bedroom window.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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