Fire officials comb over a home on North Mount Street in Sandtown-Winchester on Friday night investigating a fire that left two young children dead. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun video)
Baltimore fire officials say two young children were killed in a fire Friday evening in the West Baltimore neighborhood Sandtown-Winchester.
The children, a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, were in cardiac arrest when firefighters found them inside the home in the 1100 block of N.Mount St., said Blair Skinner, a spokeswoman for the department.
They were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead, officials said.
An adult, identified by fire officials as the children’s aunt, was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The three people were not identified.
Skinner said fire units responded to the scene at 7:30 p.m. and found heavy flames coming from the second story of a mid-block rowhouse. No firefighters were injured.