Baltimore Firefighters Battle Fatal Five Alarm Warehouse Blaze

On Saturday May 21, Baltimore City Firefighters were extinguishing a bedroom fire at Fredrick and Font Hill Avenues when a "muffeled boom" was heard nearby.


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On Saturday May 21, Baltimore City Firefighters were extinguishing a bedroom fire at Fredrick and Font Hill Avenues when a "muffeled boom" was heard nearby.

Almost immediately, Foxtrot, the police helicopter reported heavy smoke from a nearby vacant warehouse formerly the Lasting Paint Company.

Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke was showing and a citizen reported a person trapped in the basement.

An initial attempt was made to locate the victim, however conditions forced firefighters out.

The fire quickly enveloped three buildings, going to 5 alarms.

Due to condition of the building, exterior operations were the ordered.

During final overhaul, the body of an unknown person was located in the original fire building.