Families Of Gesner Street Fire Victims Search For Answers - My9 New Jersey

Families Of Gesner Street Fire Victims Search For Answers

Posted: Updated:

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA-The families of the four children who died in Saturday’s fatal blaze on the 6500 block of Gesner Street are now asking what could have started the fire.

Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports from Southwest Philadelphia where emotions are still running high.

“I walk away with nothing,” said Patrick Sanyeah.

Sanyeah left a city hall meeting Wednesday morning, frustrated and in tears, still searching for answers in the death of his two young sons and two other children in Saturday’s 3-alarm inferno.

“I want some answers. I want to know who, why, when,” he said.

4-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and 3-week-old Taj Jacque perished in the fire that swept through nine homes in a matter of minutes. 4-year-old twins Marie and Mariallah Boawah also lost their lives. Sanyeah wants to know what touched off the deadly blaze.

“I want to know if it's a murder, I wanna know if it’s an incident . I want to know if somebody did it intentionally,” said Sanyeah. “Who was involved? We want to know the people. And why they did that.”

Waday Seton's sister and niece are still hospitalized with serious injuries from the fire. She also wants investigators to find out what caused the fire and if anyone should be held responsible.

“I want to know what started the fire. People were sleeping 2 o’clock in the night and the house just caught on fire,” said Senton.

Only Fox 29 was there as detectives and fire investigators returned to the scene. They're still trying to pin down the cause. They went door-to-door and spoke with neighbors as they look into reports that fireworks may have ignited a couch on the front porch where the blaze began. Marcus Yarborough is one of many 9-1-1 callers.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to search for answers on what touched off the deadly blaze. If you would like to donate to the victims, please visit https://www.redcross.org/quickdonate/index.jsp?donationProdId=prod60003. According to the donation centers,  the families have received enough clothing, but are still in need of water, other drinkable items and non-perishable food.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:19:13 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:14:25 GMT
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
  • 9-Year-Old Shot in Tacony

    9-Year-Old Shot in Tacony

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:11:59 GMT
    A 9-year-old boy was shot in the head just before 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon. It happened on the 4700 block of Knorr St in the Tacony section of the city.The boy was transported to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His condition is unknown at this time, but police tell Fox 29 that he suffered a graze wound to the head.So far there have been no arrests. Police are currently on scene investigating.Stay with Fox 29 news for any updates.
    A 9-year-old boy was shot in the head just before 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon. It happened on the 4700 block of Knorr St in the Tacony section of the city.The boy was transported to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His condition is unknown at this time, but police tell Fox 29 that he suffered a graze wound to the head.So far there have been no arrests. Police are currently on scene investigating.Stay with Fox 29 news for any updates.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices