Brockway Fire Victims Identified

Ten people died this morning after fire swept through a house outside Brockway,
The 10 people killed ranged in age from 4 months to 40 years old. The dead were identified as Kimberly Peterson, 40; Rebecca Peterson, 17; Douglas Peterson III, 13; Isaac Peterson, 8; Grace Peterson, 6; Lillian Peterson, 11 months; Rebecca's daughter Kaylin Watson, 4 months; Desirre Delullo, 2; Dominic Delullo, 4; and Jason Mowry, 19. The Delullo children were the son and daughter of one of the two survivors, 20-year-old Elizabeth Peterson. Mowry was a family friend from Brockway, a town of about 2,000 people, authorities said. Witnesses said Elizabeth Peterson ran to a neighbor's house to get help. Her brother, James Peterson, 11, also escaped the fire. Kimberly Peterson's husband, Douglas Peterson Jr., was working a night shift when the fire broke out. Fire marshals were at the scene trying to determine the cause, but Trooper Bruce Morris told the AP the fire did not appear to be suspicious.

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Brockway Mayor William Hrinya says he knew the family. "They were a nice family. I've known the grandfather, Doug Jr., for about 35 years. They were hard-working, studious," he said.


Anonymous said…
Why did the gas get turned off? Is there any way that gas bills can be paid anonomously by a fund started for that particular purpose. So no family has to use space heaters primarily to keep warm in the winter.

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