LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. - A Lawrence County home erupted in flames early Wednesday morning while a family with several children was inside.
The fire was reported in Neshannock Township on Kings Chapel Road.
According to a news release issued by the Neshannock Fire Department, when emergency officials arrived at the home 40-year-old Jennifer Bees had already gotten her 6-year-old out of the house.
Firefighters said Bees then ran back into the burning home to get her son. A police officer went into the home and found Bees in a bedroom with her 16-year-old.
That officer then dragged the teenager out of the house through a window and performed CPR. Bees also escaped through a window with the help of officers.
At that point, officials said Bees told them that her 11-year-old was home, but it was later discovered the girl was with her father.
Firefighters said Bees was panicked and disoriented, forgetting that her 11-year-old was not home.
The 16-year-old was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital via helicopter. His condition was not immediately released.
Bees was taken to Jameson Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor burns. The 6-year-old was also taken to Jameson Memorial Hospital to be checked out.
So far, there is no word on what may have caused the blaze. Firefighters said the home was completley destroyed in the fire.
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