A girl who died in a house fire in Elkton on Christmas morning has been identified as 10-year-old Kyleigh Nicole Treadway, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Units responded around 7:30 a.m. Monday to a reported fire at a home on the 300 block of Willow Drive. Firefighters found family members standing outside of the home, reporting that a young girl was still inside.
The firefighters entered the home and found the child, but she was pronounced dead on the scene. The medical examiner described the manner of death as accidental and said the cause was smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.
Nearly 75 firefighters were at the scene of the fire, which was updated to two alarms and took almost one hour to bring under control, according to a news release.
Five other family members lived in the home, including four adults and a 13-year-old, officials said.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Investigators were unable to locate any working smoke alarms inside the home. Elkton is located in Cecil County and about 50 miles northeast of downtown Baltimore
“I, and every member of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends,” Acting State Fire Marshal Jason Mowbray said in a statement. “It is a heartbreaking day for Elkton and the community of Winding Brook Village.
Six people were displaced by the fire and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.