Mother, 2 chil­dren killed in fire

State Po­lice Fire Mar­shall’s Unit is in­ves­ti­gat­ing fire

The Hamburg Area Item - - Front Page - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21stcen­tu­ry­media.com @ham­bur­gitem on Twit­ter

Troop­ers from the State Po­lice Troop L Fire Mar­shall’s Unit are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fa­tal fire that claimed the lives of a preg­nant woman and her two young chil­dren.

Union Fire Com­pany of Ham- burg re­sponded to a res­i­dence heav­ily en­gulfed in flames in the 400 block of South 4th Street in Ham­burg at 11: 24 p. m. on Satur­day, Sept. 2.

Berks County As­sis­tant Chief Deputy Coroner John Hol­len­bach said that 27- year- old Jen­nifer Wilder, 5- year- old Gabriel Kali­nof­ski and 2- year- old Ju­lian Gust were all pro­nounced dead at the scene around 4: 30 a. m. Sun­day.

An­other res­i­dent, Tyler Gust, was able to es­cape from a bed­room win­dow in the res­i­dence. He was hos­pi­tal­ized for his in­juries.

In ad­di­tion to Union Fire Com­pany of Ham­burg, re­spond­ing to the 3- alarm fire were Shoe­mak­ersville Fire Com­pany, Port Clin­ton Fire De­part­ment, Cen­tral Berks Fire Com­pany, Union Fire Com­pany # 1 of Leesport, Shartlesville Com­mu­nity Fire Co. # 1 Sta­tion 41, Strausstown Vol­un­teer Fire Co., Bernville Com­mu­nity Fire Com­pany, Kemp­ton Fire Com­pany, Vir­ginville Fire Com­pany, Kutz­town Fire Com­pany, Tem­ple Fire Com­pany, Blan­don Fire De­part­ment, Mt. Penn Fire Com­pany, Weisen­berg Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, Schuylkill Haven Fire De­part­ment - Fire District 63, Ma­cungie Am­bu­lance

Corps, Ham­burg Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Inc., North­ern Berks Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices, and Muh­len­berg Area Am­bu­lance As­so­ci­a­tion.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

SUBMITTED PHOTO — DAVID REIMER SR.

Fire crews re­sponded to a 3- alarm fa­tal fire the en­gulfed a home in the 400block of South 4th Street in Ham­burg on Sept. 2.

SUBMITTED PHO­TOS — DAVID REIMER SR.

Fire crews re­sponded to a 3- alarm fa­tal fire the en­gulfed a home in the 400block of South 4th Street in Ham­burg on Sept. 2.

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