SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. - An early morning fire ripped through a Schwenksville home Wednesday morning belonging to a family of five.
"It will be a constant reminder until it's removed," said Randy Thear, a neighbor and family friend.
Police say the Lukens family was home when the fire broke out around 5:30 a.m.
The father, Bryan Lukens, is a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy. He and his wife Tracy escaped the flames with their 9-year-old daughter Soffia.
Their two sons,11-year-old Bryan Jr. and 6-year-old Parker did not make it out.
"I can't think of a worse scenario than to lose a child, let alone two," Thear said.
He says the family is as nice as they come and other neighbors say the same.
"Bryan and Tracy are two of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet," said Dave Bauman.
Police say when fire crews arrived at the Lukens home, Bryan, Tracy and Soffia were outside and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The two young boys were found dead upstairs.
"I don't know how you move beyond this," said Kyle Boelter.
Boelter is a family friend who started a GoFundMe page for the Lukens.
"We love them, we support them, the community is behind them, our thoughts and prayers are with them," he said.
The Lukens' two sons were students at Schwenksville Elementary School.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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