3d young Chester fire victim dies

A firefighter stands in the doorway at the scene of a fatal fire on 900 block of E. 15th Street in Chester, Pa. on July 24, 2013 ( DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )
A firefighter stands in the doorway at the scene of a fatal fire on 900 block of E. 15th Street in Chester, Pa. on July 24, 2013 ( DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )
Posted: July 28, 2013

A third young victim of Wednesday's early-morning fire in Chester died Friday evening, officials said.

Moses McNight, 4, was taken off life support at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. He had been hospitalized since the fire in critical condition.

Also Friday, authorities identified another child who died in the blaze. Bella Sparrow McNight, 6, of Chester, died of smoke and soot inhalation and burns, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office.

Amajhay H. Ferguson, 10, was also killed in the fire. Five firefighters suffered injuries.

The two-alarm blaze broke out just before 6:30 a.m. in the kitchen or dining room of the two-story beige-stucco house in the 900 block of East 15th Street, just east of Widener University.

Firefighters arrived within five minutes of the first emergency call, and the fire was brought under control in 30 minutes.


Contact Mari A. Schaefer at 610-313-8111, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

Inquirer staff writer Robert Moran contributed to this article.

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