A 3-year-old boy who was rescued by his father in a house fire in Pennsylvania has died after he followed his dad back inside the house when he went to save his wife and other children.
The fire, which began late Monday night, ignited after a candle that had been lit during a power outage got knocked over and caused the couch to catch fire. Terry Thomas moved quickly, carrying his 3-year-old son Layden outside, where he "put him on the porch, and went back in for the mother, an infant and a 5-year-old," Lt. Mark Johnson told WTAE.
The rest of the family, which includes Layden's mother, Brittany Smith, and two other children, made it out safely. Layden was later discovered under a bed and is thought to have died from smoke inhalation.
"I was outside with my newborn baby and my oldest daughter, and she was running across to the neighbor's house, and Layden was right by my feet, and I'm trying to call the police while I take care of them, and I just glanced away for a second and he ran back in the house," Smith told WTAE.