Baltimore City FD Investigating 11 Fires in 24-Hour Span

Baltimore City firefighters responded to nearly a dozen vacant building fires in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood that officials say "could be arson."

The Baltimore Sun
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The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating 11 fires that have happened in a 24-hour period in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of the city.

Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark said the department has responded to fires in a number of abandoned buildings in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood and is investigating the possibility the fires were started intentionally.

The fires have been in abandoned buildings in a small section of the city between the intersections of West Pratt Street and South Pulaski Street and South Calhoun Street and McHenry Street.

No one has been reported injured in the fires.

Clark said that “from the looks” of the fires, “there’s a possibility it could be arson” but that it was too early to tell whether they’d been set. He added firefighters have worked hard over the past 24 hours to keep the fires from spreading to surrounding buildings.

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