According to reports, Tyler Doohan, 8, went back into the home in an attempt to help save his disabled uncle. The Democrat & Chronicle reports that Doohan woke his family up after he detected the fire around 4:45 a.m. on Monday. He helped save two children, ages 4 and 6, but his uncle Steve Smith and grandfather Louis J. Beach also died in the fire.
Tyler’s body was found near the bed of his deceased uncle.
Investigators believe that electric problems caused the fire, no foul play is suspected. The surviving people were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.