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3 children, ages 1 to 7, die after a house fire early Saturday morning, Baltimore Fire Department says

Dillon Mullan and Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun on

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BALTIMORE — Three children died following a house fire in the Rosemont neighborhood early Saturday morning in West Baltimore.

Firefighters transported five people — two adults and the three children — from the scene of a house fire in the 3000 block of Brighton Street to a hospital, the Baltimore City Fire Department said on social media at 4:34 a.m. Less than an hour later, at 5:29 a.m., the department said the three children had died from their injuries.

“I just saw the place burn up,” said Charles Pleasant from a porch across the street. “Around three in the morning I heard the woman hollering. The lady came out running, and she was saying ‘my babies, my babies, somebody get my babies.'”

Pleasant said he first heard the commotion around 2:30 or 3 a.m.

Baltimore City Fire Department Chief Roman Clark said firefighters got a woman as well as the three children, ages 1, 2 and 7, out of the house while the adult male was outside when firefighters responded.

“We rescued one adult and three children. Another male victim was outside, and we did transport him to the hospital as well,” Clark said.


The woman was still in critical condition Saturday afternoon while the man had been released.

Clark declined to say whether or not the three children were related or siblings or much about the fire.

“We have investigators on scene. They are investigating the possible cause of this particular fire,” Clark said. “That’s pretty much all I have right now.”

In a statement, Mayor Brandon Scott said he was mournful over the loss of the children and grateful for the firefighters and first responders who contained the blaze.


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