In an absolutely horrifying fire that occurred in Baltimore Maryland this week ABC News has reported that:
A mother who lost six of her young children in a fire that tore through her family’s home in Baltimore this week has been identified by authorities as Katie Malone, who’s on the staff of a U.S. congressman.
Fire officials said Thursday the woman and two sons, ages 4 and 5, were in critical condition. Malone’s 8-year-old daughter, who helped her mother and her two younger brothers escape the burning house, was hospitalized in good condition and could be released from the hospital shortly, fire officials also said Thursday.
Six young children died in the blaze: a 9-month-old boy, a 2-year-old boy, two 3-year-old twin girls, a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl. The six bodies have been recovered and everyone is now accounted for, according to the fire chief.
The children’s father was at work at the time of the fire, according to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.
Video of the story is below:
The details of how the fire started have not been disclosed and still under investigation. If you live in the northern hemisphere it is winter time. This is a great time to check your fire extinguishers, the batteries in your smoke detectors, and if you are using an electrical unit for heat that flammable items are clear.