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Two Children Found Dead After Fire in Laflin; Person of Interest Sought

LAFLIN — Two children are dead after a fire in Luzerne County. The fire broke out at the home on Oakwood Drive in Laflin Wednesday evening. Crews from sev...

LAFLIN -- Two children are dead after a fire in Luzerne County.

The fire broke out at the home on Oakwood Drive in Laflin Wednesday evening. Crews from several fire departments helped fight the flames.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis tells Newswatch 16 a 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy are dead. An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition. The three children all lived at the home.

Salavantis said police are searching for a person of interest, but she would not release any other details.

Investigators confirm that state police have been called to this house multiple times over the past several for months for, “domestic-related calls.”

Officials say this is an isolated incident.

"At this point, I do not believe the public should be concerned. This is not just some random act, based at least on what we believe and the information we have received," explained Salavantis.

The coroner's office confirmed autopsies are planned on the two victims Thursday afternoon.

State police along with the district attorney's office are investigating.