3 children dead, 2 adults injured after fire breaks out in Baltimore rowhome
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Three children died in a house fire in Baltimore on Saturday, March 18. Apparently, the incident occurred around 2.30 am and the fire spread to the second floor of the home, according to Baltimore Fire Department Deputy Chief Roman Clark. Firefighters rescued two adults and three children, but the children succumbed to their serious injuries.
In a tweet, the Baltimore Fire Department informed, “Update on the Brighton Street fire it has just been confirmed that the three children have died from their injuries.” The victims were identified to be aged between 1, 2, and 7, years, confirmed Clark. The authorities informed that the adults who were rescued along with the children remain in critical condition at a local hospital, as per KMA.
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'Our thoughts and prayers are with this family'
Update on the Brighton Street fire it has just been confirmed that the three children have died from their injuries— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) March 18, 2023
The assistant chief said the identification is not known as of now and no update yet on whether they were related. "Our thoughts and prayers are with this family, our communities, and the men and women of @BaltimoreFire during this tragic loss," Baltimore Police said.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott speaks out
In a statement, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said, "I am heartbroken to learn about the tragic fire that claimed the lives of a family in our community last night. Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who are grieving this terrible loss".
"I want to express my sincere appreciation to the brave firefighters and first responders who risked their lives to save others and contain the fire. Their dedication and selflessness are an inspiration to us all, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their heroic efforts", he said as reported by WBALTV.
The officials are currently investigating the cause of the fire that broke out on Saturday, March 18.
This is a developing story. MEAWW will keep you updated.