Firefighters were able to rescue four people from a burning building Wednesday in dramatic video captured by Sky Team 11. A fifth person jumped from the building.
Crews responded to a three-story, garden-style apartment on Challedon Road at about 6:45 a.m.
By the time firefighters arrived, the building was engulfed in flames and smoke. Officials said the fire grew to three alarms.
Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said the woman who jumped from the building was injured and was taken to the Bayview Medical Center in stable condition. She suffered burns to her hands, arms and feet.
Firefighters used ladders to rescue the people from the building, located in northwest Baltimore.
"At first, we were going to try to jump, but my son was scared," Monique Holmes told 11 News reporter Lowell Melser. "They got all of us out on ladders because that's the only way they could get us out."
"I remember this big orange light and smoke," said 10-year-old Marcus Clark, who was also rescued.
Eight units were damaged by fire, smoke and water. The Red Cross responded to assist those who were displaced.
Firefighters said it was an intense scene.
"Once we get on scene and see people in jeopardy, the training takes over and we focus on getting the people out," said Lt. Ray Hudson of Truck Company 12.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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