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BALTIMORE (AP) — Two young children have been pronounced dead at a hospital after firefighters pulled them out of a burning row house in West Baltimore.

Blair Skinner is a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Fire Department. She says a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were in cardiac arrest when they were found late Friday inside the home in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

They were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Skinner says a woman identified as the children’s aunt was rescued from the home with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire officials are not yet naming the victims. The cause of the deadly blaze is under investigation.

Skinner describes the deaths of the young children as a “horrible thing.” On Saturday, she said: “This is not the story we want to tell.”