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Firefighter injured battling fire at vacant home in East Baltimore

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Posted at 11:30 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 06:59:01-04

BALTIMORE — A firefighter fell through a floor while battling a two-alarm fire Tuesday evening in East Baltimore.

Officials say the firefighter was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters were putting out a fire around 10:30 p.m. that impacted four vacant rowhomes in the 1800 block of Aisquith Road.

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The firefighter was checking to see if that fire spread into another home before falling through the first floor into the basement, according to officials.

Since the deadly fire where three firefighters were killed on South Stricker Street, the new protocol for fighting vacant home fires is to fight the fires from the outside. But in this case, officials say firefighters went back in to make sure the injured firefighter was okay.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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