Six children die in Baltimore house fire
BALTIMORE — Six children were killed in a house fire in northeast Baltimore early Thursday, while their mother and three of her other children were able to escape the blaze but were injured, a fire official said.
All six bodies have been recovered from the home and everyone has been accounted for, Fire Department spokesman Chief Roman Clark. Earlier Thursday, Clark said the dead were two boys, ages 9 months and 2 years; 3-year-old twin girls; and two girls, ages 10 and 11.
Clark said investigators at the scene had been awaiting recovery of the last body before they begin searching for clues about the fire’s cause. Firefighters encountered heavy flames coming from all three floors of the home when they answered the call about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, and they attacked the blaze from outside, Clark said.
The children’s mother and two boys, ages 4 and 5, are in critical condition at a hospital. Clark said an 8-year-old girl who helped rescue her younger brothers was in “good shape.”
William Malone said all nine are his children with Katie Malone, a staff member for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district office.
Firefighters examine the debris of a Baltimore home destroyed in a fire early Thursday.