April 11, 2022
An unimaginable tragedy in Genesee, PA. Early Monday morning. Authorities said five children died in a house fire at 226 Slingerland Road. The blaze ripped through the home of Charlie and Michele Erway.
They were badly injured. Three of the children died, a family friend and a cousin. Family members said one victim attended Wellsville High School and believed the other four attended Northern Potter.
Numerous fire and ambulance services responded to the scene from both New York and Pennsylvania. Many details remain unclear, including the cause.
A critical incident stress debriefing session for first responders will be held tonight at the Genesee Fire Hall at 6 p.m.