EAST COVENTRY, Pa. (CBS) — An early morning fire in Chester County has claimed the life of a young boy.
It was around 5:30 a.m., when authorities say a man came home to find his house ablaze, with his 9-year-old son trapped inside.READ MORE: Woman Fatally Shoots 2 Attempted Robbers In South Philadelphia, Police Say
The incident happened on Buckwalter Road, near Ellis Woods Road in East Coventry township.READ MORE: Viewing, Funeral Services Held Monday For Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson
Fire officials and police were called to the scene, and tried to rescue the boy, but when they pulled him from the flames, he could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead on scene.MORE NEWS: Jan. 6 Panels Calls Surprise Hearing To Present New Evidence
State police say the fire was an accident and started in the kitchen, but they do not yet know what sparked it.