UPDATE: (2:20 p.m.)—A fire that started inside an Aberdeen apartment building Thursday injured a mother and her two children, fire officials say.
Around 10:16 a.m., fire crews were called to the building in the 200 block of S. Law Street in Aberdeen, according to a post on the official Harford County Fire and EMS Facebook page.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke coming from the building, the post states.
The fire was contained shortly after 10:34 a.m., according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association.
A 26-year-old woman and her two boys, ages 2 and 4, suffered burn injuries, according to Gardiner. The injuries to the two children were considered very serious, Gardiner said.
Two residents of a first-floor apartment escaped the building uninjured, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
Investigators believe the fire started in a second-floor apartment bedroom and the cause is under investigation, according to a release. There were no working smoke alarms inside the apartment at the time.
The blaze caused about $50,000 damage.
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Editor's note: Initial information provided by the Harford County Volunteer Fire And EMS Association listed a different age for the younger child. The story has been updated to reflect the most current information.