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5-year-old girl dies a day after woman, girl were killed in Northeast Baltimore fire

A 5-year-old Baltimore girl has died in a hospital from injuries she sustained in a deadly house fire earlier this week.

The Baltimore Fire Department says the child was pronounced dead Thursday at a hospital. She was critically wounded when a fire broke out a day before at a two-story rowhouse in Northeast Baltimore.

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Two others were killed in the blaze. A woman and a 4-year-old girl were pronounced dead on Wednesday.

Firefighters were called about 1 a.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of E. Cold Spring Lane in the Richnor Springs neighborhood, department spokeswoman Blair Skinner said.

A woman and a four-year-old girl are dead after a fire Wednesday morning in Northeast Baltimore. A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition.

The identities of the three victims and their relationship to each other have not been specified by officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire officials say there was at least one smoke alarm in the house.

The city had reported 25 fire fatalities in 2017 prior to Wednesday’s fire. The city had 16 fire deaths in 2016.

Skinner attributed the rise, in part, to the Jan. 12 blaze on Springwood Avenue that killed six of the Malone family’s children in one night. A March fire killed four senior citizens at a Northwest Baltimore assisted-living facility.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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