LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — Update (Jan.24): Two businesses are taking collections for the children who lost their mothers in a house fire on Saturday night in Lebanon City.
Lebanon Farmers Market says any gift card is acceptable where the children can receive clothing. The market says gift cards can be taken to Keener Poultry or dropped off at Tom B. Morrissey TV & Appliance.
Quentin Tavern Restaurant is also accepting gift cards to help the children get clothing, food and toys. The restaurant says to drop off gift cards to the bartender inside while the tavern still open.
Two people are dead following a second alarm house fire in Lebanon City Saturday morning, according to the fire commissioner of Lebanon County Fire.
Units were dispatched at around 6:10 a.m. on the 300 block of North 11th Street. Fire officials say the fire started in the kitchen trashcan of a middle rowhouse before spreading to two other houses.
The fire commissioner says a person in their 20s and another in their 30s died in the fire. There is no word on the identity of the individuals.
Fire crews were on the scene for seven hours, according to the fire commissioner.
The fire caused more than $250,000 in damage to all three homes, fire officials said.
The American Red Cross is providing resources and assistance to four adults impacted by the fire.