Hoverboard eyed in fire that critically injured 3 girls - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

UPDATED

Hoverboard eyed in fire that critically injured 3 girls

Posted: Updated:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died following a Pennsylvania fire that also critically injured two others and appears to have been sparked by a recharging hoverboard.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Ashanti Hughes was pronounced dead at an area hospital just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Harrisburg officials said one victim jumped from a second-floor roof to escape the blaze, which was reported shortly before 8 p.m. Friday. Three others were rescued by ladder. A man and another occupant of the home, a teenage boy, were treated and released.

Authorities said fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe was heading to the scene when his vehicle was hit in an intersection. He was reported in critical condition.

Officials say the hoverboard was plugged in and charging before it caught fire.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    ECOT closure leaves Valley students scrambling

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:25 PM EST2018-01-19 19:25:32 GMT

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>

    Friday was the final day of classes for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, also known as "ECOT." Ohio's largest online charter school is closing down after losing its sponsor, leaving thousands of students scrambling. For the Earl family in Leavittsburg, it's reluctantly onto Plan B. 

    More >>
  • Girard Council to Vote on Justin Leo Memorial

    Girard Council to Vote on Justin Leo Memorial

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-01-23 05:19:58 GMT

    After going through a first read, an ordinance to name a viaduct bridge on Liberty Rd after Officer Justin Leo will go to a vote during the next Girard city council meeting. The meeting will be held on February 12th, and from there the ordinance be approved through a few more steps, before a ceremony where the bridge officially take on Leo's name. "I think its very important that years from now our citizens do not forget who Justin Leo was, and what he did for our communit...

    More >>

    After going through a first read, an ordinance to name a viaduct bridge on Liberty Rd after Officer Justin Leo will go to a vote during the next Girard city council meeting. The meeting will be held on February 12th, and from there the ordinance be approved through a few more steps, before a ceremony where the bridge officially take on Leo's name. "I think its very important that years from now our citizens do not forget who Justin Leo was, and what he did for our communit...

    More >>
  • Community sending words of encouragement to Youngstown man in ICE custody

    Community sending words of encouragement to Youngstown man in ICE custody

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:09 AM EST2018-01-23 05:09:40 GMT

    Dozens showed up at the Circle Hookah and Bar Monday night to write messages of hope. 

    More >>

    Dozens showed up at the Circle Hookah and Bar Monday night to write messages of hope. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms