BREAKING: 3 Killed, 1 Critical In Heartbreaking Baltimore Building Collapse

A building collapse Monday morning left three Baltimore firefighters dead and one in critical condition, according to Just the News.

The first responders were fighting a fire in a three-story vacant row home at 6 a.m. when it partially collapsed, leaving four of them trapped. 

NBC News reported that one of the firefighters was pronounced dead at the scene. Two were pronounced dead at the hospital.

One of the firefighters was immediately pulled from the rubble while two others were removed within an hour, Fire Chief Niles Ford said on Twitter.

The three first responders killed were Lt. Paul Butrim, firefighter/paramedic Kelsey Sadler and EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo.

One was initially listed in critical condition at the hospital on life support. The Associated Press reported Tuesday he had been upgraded to fair.

Fire Chief Ford said EMT/firefighter John McMaster was “conscious and alert.”

“Today, Baltimore has lost three of the bravest among us,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a Monday statement.

“There are no words to describe the pain and the severity of the losses we have suffered today.

“My heart is with the Firefighters, their families, and the entire Baltimore City Fire Department who put the lives and safety of others before their own wellbeing each and every day. I ask that all of Baltimore keep them in our prayers during this extremely difficult time.”

“Our hearts are broken for the entire Baltimore City Fire Department as three of our bravest have fallen in the line of duty,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said.

“Each and every day, our firefighters and first responders answer the call and are ready to run into danger — this is our worst nightmare.”

The governor ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half-staff.