3 children dead after fire in Baltimore townhouse

The victims were ages 1, 2 and 7, authorities said.

Three children have died after a fire broke out at a Baltimore townhouse early Saturday, authorities said.

The fire was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. and appeared to start on the second floor of the West Baltimore home, according to Baltimore Deputy Fire Chief Roman Clark.

Firefighters rescued three children from the home in critical condition, although firefighters said all three died of their injuries.

The victims were ages 1, 2 and 7, according to Clark.

An adult was also rescued from the home and taken to a local hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

The victims have not yet been identified and it is unclear if they are related, Clark said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this family, our communities and the men and women of @BaltimoreFire during this tragic loss,” Baltimore Police said.

ABC News

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