House fire claims life of 10-year-old girl
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:48

Graceland Park home burned on Saturday night

by Bill Gates

    A 10-year-old Graceland Park girl died during a house fire on Saturday night, according to a Baltimore City Fire Department press release.
    City firefighters responded to the 6600 block of Hartwait Street around 10:45 p.m. and found the one-and-a-half story home fully ablaze.
    Upon being told the 10-year-old girl was still unaccounted for, the firefighters attempted to suppress the fire and perform search-and-rescue operation, the release said.

Due to conditions that made the building unsafe for interior firefighting, a commander on the scene ordered the building evacuated, according to the release.
    After the fire was brought under control, firefighters again entered the building to search for the missing girl and found her on the first floor.
    The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Eight people were in the building when the fire started.
    Three siblings were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and were taken to local hospitals for further evaluation.
    An adult woman was treated for a possible fractured arm suffered while escaping the burning building.
    Fire investigators and arson detectives are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Donations sought for local family victimized by house fire

    Clothing donations are being accepted for the Lacy family, who lost everything in a fire at their home in the 6600 block of Hartwait Street on Saturday night.
    Eight people were in the home when the blaze started. 10-year-old Raven Lacy was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Donations of clothing only are being accepted at Candid Cuts Salon, 4049 North Point Blvd. in the St. Gregory Shopping Center, on Mondays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The family needs clothing sizes girls 3T, girls size 8, boys husky size 12 to 14, as well as 2x men’s and 3x women’s clothing.