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9 fire deaths reported so far in 2017

9 fire deaths reported so far in 2017
Posted at 12:38 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 16:56:41-05

A total of nine fire deaths have been reported in Baltimore City so far this year.

Baltimore City Fire officials announced the current number of fatalities after a deadly house fire claimed the lives of two people in northwest Baltimore.

RELATED: 2 dead, 4 critical in NW Baltimore house fire

Seven occupants were rescued from a home operating as the Kozy Kottage assisted living facility in the 2800 block of Lawina Road.

Two people died and four others were listed in critical condition.

A house fire claimed the lives of six children in northeast Baltimore back in January.

RELATED: Bodies of 6 children recovered in northeast Baltimore house fire

Eleven fire deaths were reported in Baltimore in 2016. In 2015, there were a total of 18 fire deaths.

Statewide, 16 fire deaths have been reported thus far, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. 

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