Fa­tal fire ruled ac­ci­den­tal

State Po­lice re­port fire started as re­sult of dis­carded smok­ing ma­te­rial on first- floor rear porch

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

A fa­tal fire that claimed the lives of a preg­nant Ham­burg mother and her two chil­dren has been ruled ac­ci­den­tal by the State Po­lice Troop L Fire Mar­shall’s Unit.

State Po­lice re­port that the fire started as a re­sult of dis­carded smok­ing ma­te­rial. The fire orig­i­nated on a first- floor rear porch.

State Po­lice re­port that the investigation showed no ev­i­dence of any crim­i­nal in­tent.

The three- alarm fire oc­curred in the 400 block of South 4th Street in Ham­burg at 11: 24 p. m. on Sept. 2.

Jen­nifer Wilder, 27, Gabriel Kali­nof­ski, 5, and Ju­lian Gust,

2, were all pro­nounced dead at the scene around 4: 30 a. m. on Sept. 3 by Berks County As­sis­tant Chief Deputy Coro­ner John Hol­len­bach.

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

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — DAVID REIMER SR.

State Po­lice re­port that the fa­tal Sept. 2fire orig­i­nated on a first- floor rear porch of the South 4th Street, Ham­burg home. The ac­ci­den­tal fire started as a re­sult of dis­carded smok­ing ma­te­rial.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — DAVID REIMER SR.

The 3- alarm fa­tal fire the en­gulfed a home in the 400block of South 4th Street in Ham­burg on Sept. 2has been ruled ac­ci­den­tal.

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