TRAGIC HOUSE FIRE CLAIMS LIFE
FNN ARTICLE (c) 2017
CANTON TOWNSHIP - Canton fire crews were dispatched to a report of of a house fire with flames showing early Monday morning, February 6, 2017, in Canton Township.
Canton fire personnel arrived on scene shortly after 6:30AM and immediately requested assistance, as flames climbed hundreds of feet into the air.
Fire units from Troy, Shunk, Ralston, Franklindale, Liberty and Blossburg all arrived on scene to assist Canton in fighting a house fire on the Taylor Road.
According to Canton Fire Chief Scott May, the house was engulfed in flames and it was already starting to collapse when they arrived on scene.
Chief May did report that two parents and two children lived in the home at the time of the blaze.
FNN has received word through multiple fundraisers that the home belonged to Chad and Kirsten Bagley.
It was stated to FNN that Chad was at work when he received a call from about the house fire from a neighbor.
Chief Mays stated he did not have a lot of information but did say that the father and the two boys were transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.
"At this time, it appears the mother may have given her life to try and save her children," stated Chief May.
"We were told that the mother helped one of her sons out a second floor window and went back in, probably to look for her other child," Chief May said sadly.
The fire chief was told that the other boy had exited the home from the first floor.
Towanda State Police were handling the investigation and several troopers were seen standing outside the remains of the family's home.
FNN did learn that an investigator did speak with the two boys at the hospital, as they tried to piece together the tragic events that unfolded early Monday morning.
Chief May stated that home and its contents were a complete loss as the home was reduced to rumble.
Special equipment was brought in to help at the scene, as the Bradford County Coroner, Tom Carman, was called in due to the loss of life at the fire scene.
Also a gofundme account has been set up for the Bagley family. The link is provided here: https://www.gofundme.com/memory-of-kirsten-bagley .