A 2-year-old boy was killed and his mother and infant sister were injured yesterday when fire broke out in their two-story row house in Pimlico, according to fire officials.
Firefighters found the body of Taneka Mackey on a sofa in a second-floor front room at 2915 Oakley Ave., Capt. Patrick P. Flynn, a Fire Department spokesman, said.
"It was not a big fire," Captain Flynn said. "Firefighters got to him within minutes after it started."
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials said the boy may have set the sofa on fire while playing with a lighter. Window curtains behind the couch also had caught fire. Fire officials said the boy may have been overcome by smoke.