Young Boys Die In Schwenksville House Fire; 3 Others Injured

Report Fire official says extension cord cause of fire that killed two children

- The fire that claimed the lives of two young boys in Montgomery County on Wednesday has been ruled accidental by Pennsylvania State Police.

Officials say the bodies of the boys were found on the second floor of their house in Schwenksville, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Their father Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Lukens, mother Tracey, and 9-year-old sister Soffia, were all hospitalized immediately following the fire. His wife and daughter were taken to Pottstown Hospital where they were treated and have since been released.

Tracy, Soffia and Deputy Lukens were treated at the hospital and released Wednesday.

Lukens remains hospitalized with injuries in the burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The Lukens family is staying with other family members while grieving and recovering from injuries, the Sheriff's Office said. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lukens family as they grieve their losses'. State Police Fire investigators and County Detectives said to be one the scene.

The home belongs to the family of Bryan Lukens, a Montgomery County deputy sheriff and veteran of the Iraq War.

A GoFundMe page for the family had raised more than $200,000 as of Thursday afternoon. He has an associate's degree in fine arts from Montgomery County Community College.



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