A four-alarm house fire early Friday in Cumberland has claimed the lives of two young sisters, according to an afternoon statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Paige M. Ford, 7, was rescued through a window on the second story of the row house. She was suffering cardiac arrest, received CPR at the scene and was taken to Western Maryland Regional Medical, where she was pronounced dead.
Her 4-year-old sister, Jymera D. Ford, was missing for several hours. Firefighters located her body in a second-floor bedroom.
The girls' mother, Tandra Ford, is being treated for smoke inhalation. Five other residents, including an 8-month-old boy, escaped without injury from the fire, which started at 6:05 a.m. in the 300 block of E. Harrison St.