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2 Dead, 4 Critical After Fire At Assisted Living Facility

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – An early morning fire ripped through an assisted living facility in northwest Baltimore.

Two people lost their lives and four more are critically hurt.

The fire started just after 2 a.m.

Officials say six people were taken to the hospital following the fire at the “Kozy Kottage” on the 2800 block of Lawina Road and Duvall Avenue.

“She was still hysterically screaming and I think she was saying there was still four more people in there. And the fire was so bad,” Shauntee Monroe said.

More than 40 firefighters were needed to knock back the flames.

A seventh person was rescued from the home but refused treatment.

“Upon arrival, units found heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor and the rear of the dwelling,” said Blair Adams of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

The names or ages of the victims in this fire haven’t been released.

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