From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a bedroom fire that sent a mother and her two children to Johns Hopkins Hospitals in Baltimore with serious burn injuries.
The 26 year-old mother was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center and her two male children, ages 2 and 4 years-old, were transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics Hospital Center. All three received burns to their upper extremities and were outside the building when firefighters arrived on scene.
The 10:16 a.m. one alarm fire at 211 Law Street in Aberdeen, Maryland was contained to the bedroom of the second floor apartment of the two story wood framed two-unit structure by approximately twenty-five firefighters from Aberdeen, Susquehanna Hose and Aberdeen Proving Grounds fire departments within five minutes.
Investigators determined smoke alarms were not operating inside the apartment at the time of the fire. Damages to the building are estimated at $50,000. Two occupants in the first floor apartment escaped uninjured. The cause for the fire remains under investigation at this time.