CAUSE RELEASED: Officials release info in deadly fire

Alicia Evans and Daughters, Amani and Layla (Photo: GoFundMe)

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Fire Officials have released information about what started a deadly fire that killed a mother and her two young daughters

Alicia Evans and her daughters Amani and Layla died last week after a fire broke out in their Northeast Baltimore home.

Firefighters pulled the family from the burning home in cardiac arrest. Alicia and one of her daughters died on scene, the other was rushed to an area hospital. The four-year old succumbed to her injuries the next day.

Wednesday, officials said the cause of the fire was electrical.

A spokesman for the department told FOX45 the origin was an extension cord on the second floor. Fire officials would not say what was plugged in to the extension cord.

A GoFundMe page set up for the family has raised more than $10,000 to assist with funeral expenses.

This has been one of the deadliest years for fire fatalities in Baltimore since 2007.

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