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6 kids presumed dead in Baltimore house fire; Mom and 3 kids injured

January 12, 2017
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BALTIMORE -- The search for bodies is expected to be slow at a fire-ravaged home in northeast Baltimore where six children were presumed dead, a fire official said Thursday. The children's mother and three other children survived the fire, but were hospitalized, fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said. "We will be going through the debris," Clark said. "It's going to be a very, very slow process." Firefighters encountered heavy flames coming from all three floors of the home when they answered the call about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, and they attacked the blaze from outside, Clark said. "The building was fully engulfed when they arrived on the scene," he said. The third floor collapsed and the second floor partially collapsed. The children presumed dead are two boys, ages 9 months and 2 years; 3-year-old twin girls; and two girls, ages 10 and 11, Clark said. One body has been found at the home. The children's mother and two boys, ages 4 and 5, are in critical condition at a hospital and their 8-year-old sister may soon be released from the hospital. The 8-year-old girl helped rescue her younger brothers, Clark said. William Malone said all nine...

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