Teen is Third Victim of Baltimore Row House Fire

March 1, 2024
Baltimore firefighters rescued the three unconscious residents from the fire early Tuesday.

Baltimore Fire officials say a 13-year-old girl died Wednesday evening after being injured in a Tuesday fire that also killed two of her extended family members.

The teen was hospitalized Tuesday after being found inside of a blazing rowhouse in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood along with her relatives, an 8-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man. Those who knew the relatives living at the rowhouse in Southeast Baltimore said the 8-year-old, who died Tuesday morning, was the teen’s brother, and that the 22-year-old, who also died Wednesday, was their mother’s nephew.

The fire in Southeast Baltimore stretched across four units and displaced roughly 19 people. Baltimore firefighters responded at about 2 a.m. Tuesday to the 3400 block of East Lombard Street and found the three injured relatives in the house, all unconscious and nonresponsive.

The fire department has not released the identities of the three who have died since the fire broke out Tuesday, and is still investigating the cause of what is the deadliest blaze in Baltimore this year.

News of the 8-year-old’s death shocked the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood, where a neighbor said the family had moved about three years ago.

Local leaders, aid organizations and civic groups poured into the block in Baltimore Highlands on Tuesday to offer resources to the community. The American Red Cross said Tuesday it was assisting five families or about 35 people.

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