Two Children Die in Cumberland House Fire

Mother, infant escape unharmed

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Two children died in a house fire in Cumberland, Md.

According to the state fire marshal’s office, a 6-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister were killed in the fire that broke out about 6 a.m. Friday in a row house in the 300 block of Ease Harrison Street.

Their mother and her 7-month-old baby managed to escape unharmed.

The 6-year-old died at the scene. The older girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.

There’s no word yet on what caused the four-alarm blaze.

Five other row houses were damaged by the smoke and flames.

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