Authorities are investigating a Wednesday morning fire in Baltimore as a hate crime after investigators say it was started by burning Pride flags. The fire sent three people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition.
Authorities say there were actually two separate incidents on the same block involving homes with Pride decor.
From WJZ in Baltimore:
The first was a home where Pride flags were set on fire, police said. They said a home on the same street with Pride decor was set on fire, injuring three people.
Three victims were taken to Shock Trauma for treatment. A 30-year-old woman and 57-year-old man were hospitalized in critical condition, and a 74-year-old man is in serious condition, Ford said.
Two of the homes suffered significant damage in the fire, with one of them almost completely charred. Four homes on the block were damaged, Ford said.