Six kids killed in Baltimore house fire

  • 14/01/2017

Six children from one family have died in a house fire in the US city of Baltimore.

The blaze tore through the family's three-storey house in the early hours of Thursday morning (local time).

A nine-month-old boy, twin girls aged three, a 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl were killed in the fire.

Four other family members survived and are being treated in hospital. One of the survivors, an eight-year-old girl, had helped two brothers outside.

Neighbour Robert Spencer tried to help but the flames forced him back.

"The little kids, I heard them yell. I saw the mother come from the flames around there. I thought I was in a movie," he said.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said it was a shattering day.

"I can't imagine the pain of a mother or a father who has to suffer this kind of loss," she said. "Any loss is painful, but the loss of children pains you more deeply."