Officials Investigate Whether Faulty Electric Heater Is to Blame for Deadly Fire

A catastrophic fire destroyed a home in Baltimore and took the lives of six out of nine children in the family; officials investigate what might have caused the blaze.
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And next to that catastrophic fire that destroyed a home in Baltimore. Six of nine children in that family killed. Tonight, the investigation into that blaze intensifying, and now this question. Was a faulty electric heater to blame? ABC's Marci Gonzalez reports. Reporter: Tonight, the heroic 8-year-old who helped save her brother and sister from this house fire in Baltimore released from the hospital. But her two siblings still in critical condition along with their mother. She is so overwhelmed, it's impossible. Reporter: Overwhelmed by the loss of her six other children as investigators work to figure out what caused the fire. The mayor saying one possibility is that a space heater was involved. I know there was one in the house. Reporter: Electric space heaters are blamed for 1,200 fires each year killing an estimated 70 people. This demonstration showing how materials left too close to a heater can catch on fire within minutes. Tonight officials are urging people to take these precautions. Keep everything at least three feet away from space heaters. Never plug them into extension cords which can get too hot and eventually start a fire, and only use space heaters with an automatic shutoff in case it overheats or gets tipped over. The cause of that fire in Baltimore still isn't clear, and tonight that community is coming together already raising over $240,000 to help that family. Marci, thank you. We want to turn to the

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