A toddler died in a home fireplace in Southwest Baltimore Friday evening, a hearth division spokesman stated.
Firefighters have been known as at about 6 p.m. to the 4700 block of Vancouver Road within the Beechfield neighborhood, stated spokesman Chief Roman Clark. He stated the reason for the blaze stays below investigation. The health worker’s workplace will decide a explanation for dying.
Clark didn’t have further info on the kid, embrace the age or gender.
As it grew darkish outdoors, many residents remained of their entrance yards, watching from stoops as police autos arrived on scene, and investigators went out and in of a brick house behind yellow police tape.
“We just smelled smoke, and saw four or five trucks,” stated Tracy Howard, 49, who lives close by. “Once I saw the crime scene tape I knew someone passed. I knew something bad had happened. She said she knew a woman who lived in the home with two young children but she thought they had recently moved.
Further down the block, Michael McKay stood and watched the officers work as he leaned over he fence in his front yard.
“This is not normal for us,” he stated. McKay waited hoping for info from officers. “We just know all of a sudden all hell broke loose.” He described the raucous as fireplace vehicles rushed up the road, setting off Ring Video Doorbell programs, which he stated he and different neighbors have put in.
Such a scene is uncommon for the neighborhood, describing it as a comparatively quiet and shut knit group, the place neighbors minimize grass for one another.
“I just hope to God it’s an accident,” he stated.