BALTIMORE — Three children and six adults, including two Baltimore City police officers, were injured in an early morning house fire in Baltimore.
Baltimore Fire officials said the fire started just before 1 a.m. at a home on the 5100 block of Plainfield Avenue.
Fire officials said three young boys, ages 3, 5, and 9, and six adults were taken to a hospital.
Fire officials confirmed among the the adults injured were two Baltimore City police officers who were trying to rescue people inside the home before firefighters arrived.
Police say a Northeast District Sergeant and officer to were taken to Shock Trauma for smoke inhalation.
All six adults, including the two police officers, have since been released from the hospital.
Baltimore Police released a statement saying:
"Sunday morning, our officers helped to rescue several family members during a house fire, including three small children. Their actions are a testament of their valor and shows that they went above and beyond their call of duty, to help save lives. If not for the quick thinking of the babysitter, the house fire could have ended in tragedy. The officers decisions to put their lives at risk, truly exemplifies all that our department stands for. I am proud of the actions that these officers took and their bravery."
Officials say the cause is now being investigated as arson, and the children are in good condition and may be released later today.