A fire in a rowhouse in east Baltimore killed six adults and children early Tuesday, and spread to another three homes, a fire official said
Baltimore firefighters responded about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday to the 2300 block of Homewood Ave. in East Baltimore and reported a well-involved fire of a two-story brick home upon arrival. Firefighters had to retreat from an interior attack after windy conditions fanned the fire.
After the fire was under control, a search was conducted, and four victims were discovered — an elderly couple, their granddaughter and her three children. The victims were believed to have been killed by smoke inhalation.
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At least three other homes nearby were damaged as they were exposed to the fire. Most of the fire was located in the far left of this building.
The fire was a two-alarm fire in the east Baltimore region, which is home to Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. East Baltimore is located south of Erdman Avenue and Sinclair Lane north Orleans Street, it is almost an exclusively African American area home to low-income residential neighborhoods.