CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — Fire officials are investigating a three-alarm fire in Dorchester County that took the lives of three people, including an 8-year-old girl, and injured two others.
Firefighters responded to a call for an apartment fire in the 400 block of High Street in Cambridge at 12:22 a.m.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Muggy With A Chance For Showers & Storms
A neighbor called 911 after seeing a home engulfed in flames. The fire was coming from the interior of the three-story brick building that houses two apartments.
It took 75 firefighters 90 minutes to get the fire under control.
A 31-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Tidal Health in Salisbury with serious injuries. She will be flown to a Baltimore area hospital for additional treatment.
An 11-year-old girl was taken to Tidal Health for minor injuries after she was rescued from the second-story landing of a home by a Maryland State trooper and a Cambridge Police officer. She has since been released.READ MORE: Orioles Outlast Rangers 10-9 On Mullins' 10th Inning Double
An 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man died in the fire.
Their bodies will be taken to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore to determine exact cause of death.
#BREAKING– A team of DSFMs and K9 Billie are on the scene of this 3-alarm fire in Cambridge involving a fatality. Around 12:30 a.m., FF's responded to a call for an apt. fire located in the 400 block of High Street in Cambridge. More info will be released as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/nrgRdqLMkG
— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) April 1, 2021
Investigators are trying to determine an origin and cause for the fire.
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