Authorities said fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe was heading to the scene when his vehicle was hit in an intersection. The firefighter was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.
Khanyae Kendall, 18, was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, receiving stolen property, accident involving death or injury by a person not properly licensed, accidents involving death or personal injury, accident involving damage to attended vehicle, DUI and six summary violations, according to court records. He succumbed injuries he received when his vehicle was struck by an impaired driver, while he was en route to a fire on Lexington Street in Harrisburg on Friday night.
Enterline, also dealing with the aftermath of the fire, said a rechargeable hoverboard plugged into a first-floor electrical outlet was identified as the cause of the blaze.
The three-year-old finally succumbed to her injuries on Saturday morning.
Allen said he ran over and picked up the girl.
Two other children and a firefighter are all still in critical condition following Friday night's blaze in the 2500 block of Lexington Street. "The pain is so deep". I'm so hurt. My soul is hurt'.
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"It seemed like they were provoking the driver to come out", the witness who asked to remain anonymous told the newspaper . Witnesses to the incident were interviewed and a video showing the altercation was obtained and booked into evidence.
Numerous firefighters battling the blaze had just come from the funeral of a retired firefighter who died of cancer, he said.
Fire Chief Brian Enterline said DeVoe was among those coming from the funeral of a former member who had died of cancer when the fire call came in.
Police tell WPMT the driver who hit DeVoe initially fled the scene, but was later arrested when she showed up at the hospital for treatment. "Our department and the City of Harrisburg are better because of his service".
"Our hearts are broken and we grieve for the loss of our brother", he said.
By 9.45pm the fire was under control, but smoke continued to pour out of the house.
"We've seen too many fires and too many fire fatalities as a result of these hoverboards", he added.