Lyric Keys Obituary, Death – This morning, in the early hours, a fire broke out in a home in Pennsylvania, and tragically, both of the children who resided there perished in the blaze. Early on Tuesday morning, a fire broke out at Lyric Keys and Jack Wylde Lightner’s home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and both children perished in the blaze. Lyric was nine years old, and Jack was six years old. “They were great children who were both intelligent and nice. They brought a ray of sunshine into every space they entered. Robbie Linn, the children’s father, stated that his children are “our entire universe.” Jack Wylde Lightner, age 6, and his sister, Lyric Keys, age 9, perished in a fire that broke out in the wee hours of the morning. They were unable to get out of the house, but the firefighters were able to save the children inside. (Information obtained from Robbie Linn of WPXI, via CNN)
Just before 3 o’clock in the morning, according to a neighbor named Tom Pastore, he spotted flames pouring from the house. Pastore stated, “I started hearing loud explosions, some kind of pyrotechnics, and then I heard cries.” “When I looked, the home was already on fire… The kids were the first thing that sprang to my mind. You young children are not guilty of anything at all. I said some prayers for her. Also see: Brother and sister died when fire broke out at their father’s house The firefighters were able to rescue the children out of the house, but they were unable to do it themselves. Her mother was able to save her life by jumping from the second storey. She had some burns, so she had to go to the hospital.
Pastore referred to the loss of a mother’s children as a “tragic event,” saying that it was a tragedy. Friends and family of Lyric, who had just turned 9 years old the previous week, gathered on Tuesday evening for a vigil to remember her as a kind little girl who could always see the good side of life. According to her relatives, up until very recently, her brother Wylde lacked the ability to communicate verbally. It is currently unknown what caused the incident, but Chief Shayne Quinn of the Sewickley Fire Department advises all residents to inspect their smoke alarms and ensure that they are equipped with batteries that are still operational.