4 minors in hospital after Temple Hills fire

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Four minors are in the hospital after a fire in a Temple Hills home this morning, and three were young children who had to be rescued from the blaze, reports the fire department.

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 4700 block of Alcon Drive around 7 a.m. on Sunday. The emergency call came from a woman who said that her house was on fire and her children were trapped on the second floor by thick smoke and high heat.

After extinguishing the blaze, the firefighters were able to find two children in one room and a baby in another; they rescued them and immediately performed CPR. All kids started breathing on their own and, along with a 17-year-old, were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

An adult male resident escaped the second floor by jumping out of a window, but he was uninjured. A total of nine people normally live in the house, and all have been displaced by the fire, the cause of which is still undetermined.