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Pennsylvania Family Including Boy, 14, Died in a House Fire Just a Day after Mother's Birthday

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 23, 2021
05:10 P.M.
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In Pennsylvania, a tragic house fire claimed the life of a couple and their 14-year-old son. The terrible event happened a day after the birthday celebration of the mother involved.


An early morning fire outbreak at Pottstown claimed the life of a mom, her husband, and a 14-year-old kid. A fire department deputy also got injured during the rescue, but thankfully he is recovering fine.

Emergency officials' reports showed that the Pennsylvania home had no smoke detector. The father, Joseph Norton, 48, was taken to the Pottstown hospital, where his death was confirmed. His wife, Bernadette Norton, 47, was in critical condition.

A photo of a police line to keep people away from a scene | Photo: Shutterstock


Deputies quickly got her to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she was also pronounced dead. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has not revealed the identity of their 14-year-old son because he is a juvenile.

The death of three children and their grandmother was announced following a fire outbreak in Texas.


However, a person identified as Billy Hitmen paid tribute to the 14-year-old with an epistle on his Facebook page. He stated that the deceased Tyler was a great team member of Canes 12u Black. Billy expressed his love for the family as he wrote:

"Thank you Tyler, Jeo, and Bernadette. You will forever be missed."


Reports showed that Bernadette worked as a counselor at Lauer's Park Elementary. According to Kristin Boyd Edwards, a spokesperson for the school, Bernadette was good-natured and cared for all her students.

She made all her students and coworkers feel valued and loved. Edwards' words showed that Bernadette was an excellent counselor who always has a smile on her face when she said:

"Her smile was endless, and her door was always open for anyone who needed her."


In another report, a family lost several of its relatives after a fire dashed through their Virginia home. Emergency officials replied to a 911 call on a fire outbreak on the 9900 block of Glass Road.

Investigations proved that there was no evidence of foul play. Three victims who had been hospitalized after the incident were later released. Unfortunately, six members of the family were pronounced dead.


The fire outbreak victims were Identified as 2-year-old Ariabella Seaborne, Corinne Wright, 30, Aubrey Wright, 12, Aniyah Seaborne, 8, Julian Seaborne, 5, and an adult lady whose identity has not been confirmed by medical personnel.

Another horrifying incident made the headlines when the death of three children and their grandmother was announced following a fire outbreak in Texas. Records showed that the family was trying to stay warm as it was cold in Texas after a power outage.

Jackie Pham Nguyen, the children's mom, had to be physically prevented from running into the fire. Firefighters reported to the scene after being alerted, but the building was already enveloped in fire.


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