Father, four daughters useless after upstate New York home fireplace


WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A person and 4 of his kids have died after a hearth that tore via their northern New York dwelling in the midst of the evening.

Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday, whereas Alexa and Merissa died Friday morning, tv station WWNY reported, citing Watertown fireplace officers.

The ladies ranged in age from four to 14.

A fifth daughter, Hailey, 13, escaped the burning dwelling round 1:30 a.m. Thursday and ran to neighbours for assist. She was listed in good situation at a Syracuse hospital.

Investigators stated it seems the fireplace began within the kitchen the place pots had been left on the electrical range. They stated smoke detectors had no batteries.

“We attempt to conduct our investigation, however we additionally strive to consider their wants as effectively with such a tragic loss,” stated Watertown Police Detective Lt. Joe Donoghue.

Aaron Bodah’s brother additionally lived in the home however was at work when the fireplace began, authorities stated.

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Data from: WWNY-TV, http://www.wwnytv.com

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