Mayor Scott promises ‘thorough investigation’ after three children die in West Baltimore fire

Three children were killed and two adults were injured in a fire in West Baltimore

Three children were killed and two adults were injured in a fire in West Baltimore


Baltimore – Three children were killed and one adult was injured in a raging fire in West Baltimore on Saturday.

Now Mayor Brandon Scott is promising a “thorough investigation” will be carried out to “determine the cause of the fire to determine what happened” and prevent it from happening again in the future.

The fire broke out in the 3000 block of Brighton Street around 2 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters rescued five people, including three children, from the fire. The children later died from their injuries, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.

Two adults were initially in critical condition. Their conditions were revised in the afternoon.

By late afternoon, the woman was still in critical condition at the hospital, but the man had been released, Baltimore Fire Department Assistant Chief Roman Clark said.

The man was not home when firefighters battled the blaze, Clark said.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the brave firefighters and first responders who gave their lives to save others and stop the fire,” Scott said in a statement. “Their dedication and sacrifice is an inspiration to us and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their heroic efforts.”

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Scott said the city will work closely with the family, their friends and community members to provide them with the resources they need during this difficult time in their lives.

“To the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this fire, please know that our entire community is here to support you,” Scott said. “We stand with you in your grief and offer our deepest condolences.

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