READING, Pa. (CBS) — A 9-year-old boy was killed in a house fire in Berks County. Officials say firefighters rushed to a two-alarm fire on the 900 block of Muhlenberg Street in Reading around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
The fire grew to three alarms, according to officials.READ MORE: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say
Officials say the mother and another child were rescued from the fire. They remain in critical condition at the hospital, according to officials.READ MORE: Flyers Tie Franchise Record With 12th Straight Loss
Reading Mayor Eddie Moran issued the following statement, “As you may be aware, an incident involving a serious fire has happened at 900 block of Muhlenberg Street. I am asking everyone to please keep this family and the First Responders in your prayers and thoughts as they navigate this emergency. We all appreciate it.”
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this article reported four family members removed from the house. According to officials, the only occupants inside the home at the time of the fire were a 9-year-old, a 32-year-old, and a 2-year-old child. We apologize for this error.