Man, Woman Die Trying To Escape Southwest Baltimore House Fire

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Violent flames tear through a Southwest Baltimore row home. Witnesses describe a horrifying scene of people trapped inside screaming for help.

Adam May reports.

Baltimore City firefighters arrived at the house on Fulton Avenue less than three minutes after someone called 911, but it was too late for the people inside.

“We understand there were two people on the third trying to escape unfortunately they didn’t make it,” a fire official said.

Witnesses could only watch and listen to the screams for help and a glimpse of one of the victims.

“The smoke was very big and cloudy, before the flames exploded out a window where I saw her arm sticking out at,” said Terrell Mayfield, an eyewitness.

The medical examiner will conduct autopsies on the male and female to determine the cause of death.

Right now, firefighters are still determining the cause. The victims have not been identified.

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  1. matt says:

    the victom was my homie ernie ridder n his mom dude

  2. Pok says:

    This is awful.. We are just getting into the winter season, and hopefully we do not lose anymore people to fires. I;m sorry for your lost.

  3. Jerry says:

    Sorry for your loss also . Our prayers go out to the family.

  4. matt says:

    Thank u dudes ERNIE N MOMS was fam n i appriseate ur support

  5. kristina says:

    my prayers go out to the family of the two ppl that died in the fire i lost 3 close friends in a fire on sep 22 2011 so i know wut u must be going threw u are in my prayers.

  6. MISSY says:

    YOU KNOW THAT IS REALLY MESSED UP BECAUSE I WAS TALKING TO ERNIE JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AND HE TOLD ME HE WAS DOING REALLY GOOD AND I TOO GREW UP WITH HIM AND HE WILL BE MISSED, MAY HIM AND HIS MOTHER REST IN PEACE WITHOUT ANY MORE PAIN JUST PEACE AND HARMONY. ALSO BE REMINDED THAT NONE OF US ARE GUARANTEED ANOTHER DAY. ERNIE AND HIS MOTHER MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, YOU MAY BE GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

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