City Fire Department releases cause of death for family killed in house fire

Dec 15, 2017

 On Wednesday, December 13, the Baltimore City Fire Department responded to a fire in the 700 block of E. Coldspring Lane in North Baltimore where a 2-story occupied [row home] found to be filled with heavy smoke and fire on the first and second floor. 

The home was occupied by an adult woman and two children who later perished at area hospitals. They have been identified as 26-year-old Alicia Evans, 5-year-old Amani Mullen and 4-year-old Layla Mullen. The State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the cause of death for the deceased was due to thermal injuries and smoke inhalation.

"Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family during this difficult time," said Chief Niles R. Ford. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

So far this year, there have been 28 fire fatalities in Baltimore City. A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family pay for the funerals of Evans her daughters.