Help sought for Prince Street family who lost 4-year-old in blaze

A 4-year-old Salisbury girl died from smoke inhalation in a house fire on Saturday.

Aarionah Moore, who lived with her mother, Shonna Moore, at 315 Prince Str., was killed in the fire. It started in a rear utility room and was discovered by Moore at 3:49 p.m., according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

The girl was removed from the home by members of the Salisbury Fire Department and taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Her body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Officer to determine the cause of death.

It took 30 firefighters from Salisbury and surrounding departments 25 minutes to control the one-alarm blaze, the fire marshal said.

Deputy fire marshals are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information should call 410-713-3780.

Meanwhile on Monday, Prince Street Elementary School officials reached out to the community to help the victims.

City Councilwoman April Jackson has secured a storage unit for two months to place some needed items for the family. The Prince Street staff will be holding a casual day on Friday to assist the family as well. Four of the family members attend Prince Street Elementary.

The family is trying to secure housing and could use assistance in securing temporary housing at a hotel, as her landlord has paid for two days of housing at a local hotel. The family needs clothing, as well as furniture, a TV, a microwave, tables/chairs, beds, bedding, curtains, blinds, dressers, couches, washer, dryer — everything that is needed to furnish a home.

There is a need for toiletries for the mother and the kids.

Book bags, school supplies, and lunch boxes will be provided by the school.


If you have items, please contact the school and speak to Amber Justice, School Counselor, who will help facilitate the collection of items. The school number is 410-677-5813.

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