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Deputy sheriff’s 2 young children die in Pennsylvania house fire

Two young sons of a deputy sheriff for Montgomery County, Pa., were killed by a Wednesday morning house fire, according to the authorities.

(Fox 29 Philly)

Two young sons of a deputy sheriff for Montgomery County, Pa., were killed by a house fire Wednesday morning, according to the authorities.

The victims have been identified as the Deputy Bryan Lukens’ son, 11-year-old Bryan, Jr. and 6-year-old son Parker.

“Our office is destroyed to learn more about this tragedy,” Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Lukens as they mourn their losses.”

Officials say that the bodies of the boys were found on the second floor of their house in Schwenksville.

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“Lukens remains in the hospital with injuries in the burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, but is expected later today,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post, adding that the deputy’s wife Tracy and daughter Soffia, 9, were released from another hospital.

The blaze killed the family pets, Fox 29 reports.

The station also said a friend of the family set up a GoFundMe. More than $ 100,000 increased.

“Pray, pray for this family, especially now around the holidays. … This is a terrible tragedy,” neighbor Kim Munsell told NBC Philadelphia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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