3 children killed in fire identified
Grandmother released from hospital, but uncle remains
The grandmother of three children who died Saturday in a West Baltimore house fire was released from the hospital Monday, a Baltimore Fire spokesperson said.
The uncle of the children, 50-year-old Ricky Lawson, remains hospitalized in stable but critical condition. He and Joann Falcon, 53, the grandmother, were critically injured in the fire that killed three children: Nasir Lawson, 1; Kash Lawson, 2; and Skye Blue, 7.
D’Naja Shird, the mother of Kash Lawson, and Jermaine Lawson, the father of Nasir Lawson and Skye Blue, declined to comment Monday as they sat teary-eyed amid a balloon memorial placed around the destroyed home’s steps.
The fire broke out in the early morning hours Saturday at the home in the 3000 block of Brighton Street in the Rosemont neighborhood. Arriving at about 2:30 a.m., firefighters evacuated Ricky Lawson and the children from the second floor, and Falcon was found outside. Later that morning, the fire department said the children had died from their injuries.
The fire department said it placed the fire under control about a half hour after units arrived. The cause of the fire remains under
Skye was a second grade student at Belmont Elementary in Rosemont, the Baltimore Public School System said Monday.
“This death is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for the entire school, especially our students,” Belmont Elementary Principal Tiffany Etheridge wrote in a letter to parents.
City crisis responders were at the school Monday to support students, the principal
wrote, adding that school counselors, social workers and psychologists will continue to be available.
“We are saddened by this death and will do everything we can to help you and your student,” Etheridge wrote.
The fire department previously said Falcon was located inside the house and misidentified the man injured in the fire.