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Police: Schwenksville fire caused by extension cord failure

Space heater was plugged into extension cord

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. - An electrical failure in an extension cord is being blamed for causing the fire that killed two boys in Montgomery County on Wednesday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal.

Investigators said the cause of the fire was an electrical failure of an extension cord plugged into a space heater and occurred in the porch area of the home on Summit Avenue in Schwenksville.

Parker Lukens, 6, and Bryan Lukens Jr., 11, both died in the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been started to support the Lukens.

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.

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