New details have been released in the East Brady Street fire that killed 2 adults while they were asleep on Monday morning. According to authorities, George and Linda Walters passed away. The Pennsylvania State Police will be investigating the cause of the fire. The investigation is being handled as a criminal investigation due to the incident being a fatal fire and may change if the fire is not ruled as arson.
KDKA was one of the first news outlets on-scene of the blaze. As firefighters began to make entry into the building, an attack crew nearly fell through the back floor due to the instability. Floors soon collapsed on top of one another.
According to reports online, it is believed one victim was found in a hallway and one was inside of a room. An online rumor was started that the family was “hoarders”, this has not been confirmed by any officials.
Demolition crews started tearing down the house Monday afternoon after state police gathered photos and evidence samples.