A 6-year-old boy is dead and two others are in critical condition after a fire tore through a single-family home in Lewisdale, near Chillum.
Prince George's County Firefighters and Paramedics were called to the 2400 block of Griffen Street at 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Officials confirmed that three people, two women and the child, were removed from the house and given CPR.
Fire officials have said that four people were in the house at the time of the blaze: the boy, his mother, his grandmother, and an aunt. The two women in critical condition were described as being around 30 and 60 years old. The fourth occupant of the house, described as being around 60 years old, managed to escape before firefighters arrived.
The women in critical condition remain at a local hospital, where they are receiving hyperbolic treatment for smoke inhalation.
Investigators will remain at the scene of the fire throughout the day to determine the cause. The preliminary damage is estimated to be worth around $100,000.
Officials will also be going door-to-door in the neighborhood of the fire, beginning at 12 p.m. They will ask to check smoke alarms and discuss escape routes with residents. If a house has an absent or non-working smoke alarm, a replacement will be provided free of charge.
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