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6 firefighters injured while battling Baltimore fire

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 18:03:12-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Fire Department says six of their own firefighters were injured while battling a fire Wednesday morning.

Fire officials say they were called to the 400 block of N. Glover Street just after 8 a.m. and the fire was knocked in about an hour.

Baltimore City spokesperson Blair Adams says the firefighters got to the house with heavy fire and smoke and were injured when they went inside. Adams said they are not sure what exactly happened at this time, but she did say there were no reported collapses inside.

All six firefighters reportedly have non-life threatening injuries. Adams says one of them has second-degree burns and the other five have burns to the hands, arms, and face. There was one person inside when the fire started but they were able to escape unharmed.

The fire reportedly started in the basement of the home, but investigators are still looking into what caused the fire and where it sparked.

“This could have been a lot worse. We definitely do not want to tell the story that we have injured firefighters but we are very fortunate that they just have minor injuries,” said Adams.

There is some reported smoke damage to adjacent homes.

Officials originally said seven firefighters were injured, but has since updated the number to six.