Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baltimore Sun-Six People Die in Ferocious House Fire In East Baltimore

Three adults and two children died in a devastating two-alarm fire on Homewood Avenue in East Baltimore: Baltimore Sun
(Story repoted by Liz F. Kay and Nick Madigan for the Baltimore Sun)

Three adults and three children are dead after a two-alarm fire in East Baltimore early Tuesday, according to fire officials.

Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said a blaze was reported at 4:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of Homewood Avenue, and units arrived just before 5 a.m. Firefighters entered the building but conditions deteriorated due to wind, he said, so the incident commanders ordered them to evacuate and fight the fire from outside.

"Wind intensified conditions," Cartwright said.

Once the fire was under control, firefighters performed search-and-rescue operations and discovered the bodies of six people, the spokesman said.

According to a relative, Elnor and Richard Satterfield died in the blaze, along with their granddaughter Tiara Gholston, 26, and her three children, Amari, 9, Darryon, 3, and Daelyn, 1.

Property records list Richard Satterfield and his wife as owners of the house. City schools spokeswoman said that a crisis team went to Cecil Elementary School this morning because one of the children was a student there.

The fire caused heavy damage to the Satterfields' house and another at the end of the block, in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood just east of Greenmount Avenue and south of 25th Street. Two other houses next door were also damaged in the blaze.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire and where it began, Cartwright said.

(Click here to read the full story on the Baltimore Sun. May GOD Rest the souls of the three adults and three children who passed away, and may HE Bless the mourning family members and loved ones with peace and comfort in their time of grief and need.)

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