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Two firefighters suffer minor injuries in two Baltimore house fires

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 07:21:14-04

BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore City firefighters were injured after battling two house fires in the city Wednesday.

Fortunately, they are only minor injuries.

WMAR-2 was at the scene on North Avenue where a fire damaged a home and at least two others.

The other was just less than four miles away from there.

It was a busy day for Baltimore City firefighters as they worked to contain fires at two different locations Wednesday.

The first was on Reisterstown Road near West Belvedere Avenue. Crews responded to the call and when they arrived smoke was showing from several two-story row homes.

Assistant Fire Chief Roman Clark said it appeared the fire started from a vacant property and spread to two occupied homes.

“Immediately, the incident commander requested a second alarm so currently right now we have a second alarm with also additional units that coming in at this time to assist with us so we can keep the fire contained to other dwelling that are involved," Clark said.

Clark also says a firefighter was suffered minor injuries as well, but no other injuries were reported.

Also, while crews were battling the fire on Reisterstown Road, another two-alarm fire broke out less than four miles away on North Avenue.

Crews got there with smoke showing from several three-story row homes as well.

No one inside those homes were hurt, but a firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The cause of both fires are under investigation.