MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 3-year-old Martinsburg boy died Saturday night from smoke inhalation and complications stemming from a house fire, according to medical and fire officials.
The boy's twin sister and 4-year-old brother were in critical condition Sunday night at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Fire officials did not release the names of the children or their parents.
The children's mother was not injured, said Capt. Brad Waldeck with the Martinsburg Fire Department. The father was at work when the fire occurred early Saturday at 211 E. Liberty St., Waldeck said.
The cause of the 2:43 a.m. fire was still under investigation by fire officials and Martinsburg City Police.
The next-door neighbor's son alerted emergency officials to the fire.
Ed Barney, 33, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., was on his way to his mother's house to pick up his son after closing his liquor store, Ed's Beer and Wine, for the night when he saw black smoke coming out of the top of the two-story gray house.