Mother, father and 14-year-old son killed after fire rips through Pottstown home

  • Source: WPVI-TV 6 ABC Philadelphia
  • Published: 06/23/2021 12:00 AM

A mother, father and their teenage son were all killed in an early morning fire in Pottstown, Montgomery County. Yellow police tape and a sign that read "evidence" and "ongoing police investigation" could be seen along East Fifth Street on Monday morning. Those living in the immediate area were already up after the fire erupted sometime after 2 a.m. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office identified the man as 48-year-old Joseph Norton. Officials said he was pronounced dead at Pottstown Hospital from smoke and soot inhalation. His 14-year-old son's name was not released. Late Monday night, Action News learned that the teen's mother also died from her injuries. She has been identified as 47-year-old Bernadette Norton.


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