Children Killed In P.G. County Town House Fire

HILLCREST HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A fire official says three children under the age of 12 are dead after a fire at a Maryland town house early Monday. News outlets report that firefighters were called to a two-story town house in Hillcrest Heights for a report of a fire with people trapped. When they arrived, Prince George’s County fire department spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan says they found flames bursting from windows on both floors. Firefighters found one child dead inside and two others were taken to a hospital, where Donelan says they later died. She says two adults and one child survived. Donelan says an initial investigation did not find anything suspicious. Fire officials and the county police are investigating.