BALTIMORE - It's a long way from Nepal to Baltimore.
Tika Adsikii and his extended family brought little with them.
And the little they had, is now gone. He didn't even have the clothes on his back.
“Some people give this somebody even gave you the clothes somebody give clothes shirts shoes somebody give.”
Tika's family along with folks from eleven other apartments escaped with only their lives.
Seven people had to be taken to the hospital or treated at the scene.
The fire started in the first floor living room of one apartment and spread quickly.
Authorities know the exact location because that's where they found evidence that a firebomb had been thrown through the window.
“Anyone who would firebomb a house where they could reasonably believe the people were sleeping is dangerous and definitely had intent to kill." City Fire Marshal Chief Ray O’Brocki told reporters at a news conference this afternoon.
City fire and city police are teaming up to try to find out who started the fire at Parkside and at another home on Bowleys Lane just a few blocks away.
No one was injured in the Bowleys Lane fire which police say was started by a firebomb about five minutes before the Parkside fire.
City police say they're going to make their presence known in the area.
“The district will be sending personnel into the Parkside complex and they'll be working with residents and the neighborhood to drum up community intelligence you're going to see two officers assigned there regularly." City Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says.
Just last year someone threw firebombs through windows of several homes scattered around the city, mostly in West Baltimore.
Investigators say they have no evidence there is any connection but everything is on the table.
In the meantime there is a reward being offered to find who did this.
You can call city arson investigators at 410-685-TIPS.
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