Baltimore

Congressman's assistant loses six kids in horrific house fire

January 13, 2017
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A top aide to a Baltimore congressman lost six of her nine children Thursday in a horrific house fire, with two of her remaining kids fighting for their lives, officials said. Katie Malone’s 8-year-old daughter was credited with saving her 4- and 5-year-old brothers by carrying them out of the flame-filled home around midnight. The 8-year-old was later released from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, but her mother and surviving siblings were in critical condition. Malone has worked with Rep. Elijah Cummings for more than 11 years, overseeing various issues including immigration, postal services and the military. “It’s a very difficult time for our office,” Cummings said at a news conference Thursday. Cummings had a lengthy discussion with Malone’s husband, William, who assured him that his...

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