PA Firefighter Killed in Crash with DUI Suspect Enroute to Call

A four-year-old girl died Saturday morning in this house fire in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Ashanti died in hospital from her wounds.

If investigators confirm the cause of the Friday night blaze, it would be the first fatality in the USA linked to a hoverboard battery problem that has been blamed for scores of fires - including major house fires - since 2015, reported NBC.

A popular toy, known to consumer watchdogs for causing fires, claimed its first life in the USA over the weekend, spurring a federal investigation into the fire that killed a Harrisburg 3-year-old.

The girl, Ashanti Hughes sustained burns over 95 percent of her body in a fire that started around 8 p.m. Friday, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said.

Chief Brian Enterline announced at a press conference this afternoon that Hughes and two other children were severely injured from burns caused by a hoverboard fire last night.

Kendall is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, receiving stolen property, aggravated assault by vehicle, and making false reports to law enforcement.

The family of Lt. Dennis DeVoe of the Harrisburg Fire Bureau is also accepting donations.

One of the key questions, Wolfson said, will be to determine whether the hoverboard from Friday's fire was one of roughly 501,000 of the self-balancing scooters recalled by the federal agency a year ago after several models manufactured in China with lithium-ion battery packs were reported to ignite after overheating.

Savannah Dominick, 10, is listed in critical condition in the pediatric intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Authorities said she was 3 years old, but family told NBC News she was just shy of her third birthday.

Chief Enterline described him as "a leader in our department and the fire service as a whole". "The pain is deep". The investigation into fire is ongoing. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, and fled from the scene after the crash. I'm so hurt. My soul is hurt'.

"Maybe this is what takes us to the next level and there comes some federal mandates down and we make this better for everybody", he added.



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