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.
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.
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.
Total state fire death rate now at 16. Check your smoke alarms today to save you and your family tonight. Have an escape plan! https://t.co/esl7YikvB7
— MD Fire Marshal (@bsg_mdsfm1) March 3, 2017