PRAYERS NEEDED as 6 Children Missing After Baltimore Fire

Six children were missing in a fiery house collapse that also injured a woman and three other children who escaped from the home in Northeast Baltimore’s Cedmont neighborhood Thursday morning, the city Fire Department said.

The woman and two of the children who escaped were taken to a hospital in critical condition, Fire Department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said. The third child who got out was in serious condition, he said. Their names were not released.

The fire had engulfed all three stories of the house in the 4200 block of Springwood Avenue when firefighters arrived about 12:30 a.m., Clark said.

The third floor of the home collapsed onto the second floor shortly later, he said. Firefighters, driven back, had to battle the blaze from outside the home, he said.