Mother charged with manslaughter in deadly fire

Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 06:09:52-04

Detectives arrested a mother after her 4-year-old daughter died in an August 2015 apartment fire where the woman had left her children alone.

On August 28, 2015, Baltimore Police and Fire crews were called to the 800 block of Dartmouth Road for reports of an apartment fire.

Three children were transported to local hospitals for treatment as a result of the fire.  Police say a 1-year-old boy sustained burns to more than 30% of his body and a 3-year-old girl sustained minor injuries.

Officials say 4-year-old Szki Wright died from her injuries at the hospital.

Investigators later learned that 25-year-old Brittany Montgomery, the mother to all three children, left her kids along and was visiting friends with the fire occurred.

Montgomery was charged with manslaughter, three counts of child neglect, and three counts of leaving minors unattended.

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