A Monday morning fire caused the death of three firefighters and seriously wound the fourth firefighter in Baltimore.
According to reports, the firefighters died after they got trapped inside a vacant row home that collapsed around 6 in the morning.
Sources said the victims were battling a 2-alarm blaze on South Strick Street when the tragedy occurred.
Baltimore City Fire Department Chief Niles Ford identified the dead firefighters as Lt. Paul Butrim, Firefighter Kelsey Sadler, and Firefighter Kenny Lacayo.
Niles said the victims died while being treated for their wounds at a local hospital.
He added that firefighter John McMaster was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Meanwhile, Baltimore mayor Mayor Brandon Scott offer condolences to the firefighters who died.
“This is a gut wrenching tragedy for our city, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and most importantly the families of our firefighters,” Scott said in a statement.
“There are no words to describe the pain and the severity of the losses we have suffered today,” Scott added.