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One firefighter dies and four others injured in Northwest Baltimore fire

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-20 16:02:22-04

BALTIMORE — Firefighters battled a fire that damaged multiple rowhomes in Northwest Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

As a result, four were injured and one was killed.

Fire Chief James Wallace identified Rodney Pitts III, 31, as the EMT/ firefighter killed by fire. He was stationed on Engine 29.

He had one year of service in the Baltimore Fire Department.

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Lt. Dillion Rinaldo remains in critical condition in the hospital. Two other firefighters were both treated and released.

The final firefighter remains in the hospital and is listed as stable.

Firefighters arrived to the 5200 block of Linden Heights Avenue, around 4:00 p.m., to fight the blaze.

In a news conference Thursday night, Wallace said the fire "evolved quickly."

According to the Fire Chief there were at least three homes involved and one of the homes was occupied.

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ATF Special Agent Certified Fire Investigators are assisting Baltimore firefighters with the fire investigation.

There's no word on the cause of the fire.