4-year-old killed in Johnstown fire, 3 others hospitalized

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire in a Johnstown home claimed the life of a child and sent another child and two adults to hospitals.

Johnstown fire crews arrived at the blaze in the Moxham section of the city shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday and found flames venting from the rear of the home’s roof, the city’s fire chief said. Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees said one person escaped before firefighters arrived but three people, an adult and two children, were still trapped inside.

Firefighters found the two children on the second floor and got them outside, but one didn’t survive. Lees identified the child as four-year-old Feya M. Ferguson. She died at the scene and an autopsy shows she died from thermal and inhalation injuries, according to Lees. It has been ruled accidental.

The second child was taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with what the fire chief said were significant burns. Two adults were also taken to a hospital with smoke inhalation and burns. Their current conditions are unknown.

A state police fire marshal is working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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