BALTIMORE — A house fire broke out in the 4800 block of Beaufort Avenue Saturday morning.
At approximately 8 a.m., firefighters responded to heavy fire on the second floor of a three-story residential house in the Central Park Heights neighborhood.
Firefighters rescued a 27-year-old woman and her two children, ages three and eight. All three were transported to an area hospital, where the children are reportedly in critical condition.
As of right now, there is no update on the mother's condition.
A press conference was held outside of the home by Mayor Brandon Scott, Incident Chief Niles Ford, and Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, reminding citizens of the importance of owning a working fire alarm system.
"The reason why you get fire alarms is so you'll get early detection of smoke and fire so you can get out of the house," Ford continues. "When the fire department gets there, they don't have to fight a fire the same way knowing that no one is in the house."
For free smoke detector installation call 311.