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Diablo Doughnuts to sell heart-shaped treats benefiting victims of deadly house fire

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 17:51:32-05

A local doughnut shop is making a special batch of desserts to benefit the victims of Thursday’s deadly house fire.

Diablo Doughnuts in Fells Point took to Facebook to announce the sale of heart-shaped doughnuts this weekend, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Malone family.

The doughnuts will be sold for $3 each—cash only—Friday through Sunday.

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“It's about helping a family that lost the most important things in life,” the shop said in a Facebook post.

Six children died in a house fire in 4200 block of Springwood Avenue near Belair Road. Their mother, Kim Ward Malone, a longtime staff member of Rep. Elijah Cummings, and three other children, managed to escape and are being treated at the hospital.

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Malone is in critical condition along with two of her children, a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.

A GoFundMe page was created in their honor and has raised over $140,000 to date.

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**Editor's Note: This story has been updated to identify the surviving children as an 8-year-old girl, a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. The Baltimore Fire Department originally reported that both the 4 and 5 year old were boys.