Six Children Missing After Fire Engulfs HouseJanuary 12, 2017
Around 12:30 am Thursday morning, a fire engulfed a house in the Cedmont neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. Six children remain missing while a woman and three children escaped the home and were transported to the hospital. The woman and two of the children are in critical condition, and the other child is in serious condition. During the blaze, the third floor collapsed onto the second floor, which forced firefighters to retreat outside of the home to fight the fire. It took until 7 am to put out the fire. After a construction crew clears out the massive amounts of debris, a search for the missing children will commence. Victims remain unidentified, and an investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted.
A fire can engulf a house and destroy it within a short time, leaving residents displaced and with serious injuries and mental trauma. Significant smoke inhalation may cause fatalities, and falling debris may trap an individual in a dangerous place. When individuals, including children, are missing after the onset of a fire, the situation becomes even more frightening and desperate.
If you or loved ones sustained personal injuries in a house fire, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Baltimore personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton to see how we can assist you. Contact us online or call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) for a free consultation.
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