2-Alarm Fire in Baltimore Hurts 2 Firefighters


Two firefighters were injured Sunday afternoon while battling a two-alarm fire in northeast Baltimore.

Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said a two-story wood frame house in the 2700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in northeast Baltimore ignited at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fire conditions and a downed power line escalated the firefight to two alarms, Cartwright said.

Cartwright said five people inside the house at the time of the fire were able to escape without injury.

An injured firefighter was taken to Mercy Medical Center with injuries that appeared not to be life-threatening. A second firefighter was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview with minor burns.

The fire was extinguished about an hour later. Officials said flames had consumed much of the home, causing extensive damage.

An investigation into the cause continued.

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