Little victim of Chester fire dies

Boy, 4, taken off life-support

Posted: July 28, 2013

A 4-YEAR-OLD boy who was badly hurt in a house fire in Chester earlier this week was taken off life-support last night.

Moses McKnight died shortly before 7 p.m., an official with Crozer-Chester Medical Center confirmed. Little Moses suffered burns to as much as 70 percent of his body in the fire, which claimed the lives of his sister, Bella McKnight, 6, and his cousin, Amajhay Ferguson, 9, Wednesday morning when flames tore through the family home on 15th Street near Washington Avenue.

Firefighters saved Moses from the burning house that morning, and he was taken to Crozer's burn unit in critical condition.

Three other kids and two adults, Timothy Ferguson and Tyisha McKnight, escaped the house. Bella and Moses' cousins were staying with their family because their father had been in a car accident the day before the fire, relatives told authorities.

Five firefighters were also treated at Crozer for injuries suffered while fighting the blaze. The cause of the fire remained under investigation last night.


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