1 Adult, 4 Children Killed in Baltimore Fire

View Comments
PHOTOS: FATAL BALTIMORE HOUSE FIRE
A fire in Baltimore has claimed five lives, including four children. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

PHOTOS: FATAL BALTIMORE HOUSE FIRE

A fire in Baltimore has claimed five lives, including four children. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Latest News

BALTIMORE — An intense fire that ripped through a row house in northeast Baltimore early Thursday has claimed the lives of an adult and four children, a fire official said.

Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the first floor of the home.

“This was literally an inferno,” Cartwright said.

Cartwright says firefighters suppressed the heavy fire conditions and found the bodies of five people during a search and rescue operation. He says the victims are believed to be a grandmother and four grandchildren.

One person jumped from a second-floor window to escape the blaze, Cartwright said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A firefighter was also injured when he fell through the second floor of the home into the basement. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

(TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,744 other followers