A deadly overnight fire claimed the lives of two people in southwest Baltimore.
- A deadly overnight fire in Southwest Baltimore takes the lives of two people. Sean Streicher has the latest on the fire and the response from the mayor.
SEAN STREICHER: Well, the flames are extinguished, but the smell of smoke still fills the air, as glass litters the sidewalk at the site of a deadly fire on the 1100 block of Sargent Street.
This video shows flames shooting out of the second floor windows of an abandoned property in Southwest Baltimore, as city firefighters worked to control the blaze, waking neighbors.
ANGELA CLARK: I didn't really know what was going on at first, but I looked outside and saw flames shooting out from the top of the building, and firefighters and whatnot.
SEAN STREICHER: The call came in around 1:30 AM. Baltimore City Fire officials say two people were found dead inside the building, one on the first floor, the second in the basement.
ANGELA CLARK: There's probably about four or five drifters that go in and out of that place, so yeah, they just-- they don't have anywhere else to go.
SEAN STREICHER: Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott released a statement saying, "this is an absolute tragedy, and my heart and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the deceased." He also thanked Chief Ford and first responders for their quick efforts to contain the fire.
Fire officials have not identified the two individuals killed in this incident. In Southwest Baltimore, Sean Streicher for WJZ.