3 girls burned in Harrisburg Fire

A responding firefighter was also hurt on the way to the scene after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.

A CPSC spokesman Tweeted over the weekend that the agency is working to open a federal investigation into the fire, which authorities say occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Friday night in Harrisburg, PA, when a hoverboard plugged into an outlet caught fire.

Numerous GoFundMe pages are open, accepting donations for families impacted by the fire on Lexington Street in Harrisburg on Friday night.

Hoverboards were cited for causing two homes to burn up.

Enterline said the department is lucky two firefighters were not hurt when they were briefly trapped on the second floor of the house while working to rescue others inside.

The children injured were airlifted to Lehigh Valley Medical Center.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Ashanti Hughes was pronounced dead Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Both had been released as of Saturday.

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A GoFundMe has been established to raise funds for the family of Chaka Crawford, who lost 2-year-old Ashanti Hughes in the fire.

Fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe, a veteran of 21 years, had headed to the station to gather his equipment before going over to the scene of the fire when his vehicle was hit at a nearby intersection, said Fire Chief Brian Enterline. DeVoe was hospitalized in critical condition but died the next day.

Kendall was charged with aggravated assault by motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, DUI, safe speed, stop sign violation, careless driving, false information, driving without a license, numerous traffic offenses. He was also booked on other charges. He was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, and fled from the scene after the crash.

Enterline said hoverboards are "notorious for starting fires". The hoverboard had been charging.

Enterline said family members in the home heard sizzling and crackling noises coming from the hoverboard shortly before it exploded into flames.

There has been over 50 reports in 24 states of unreasonable fire started by self-balancing scooters.

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