BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A lightning strike ignited a three alarm fire in East Baltimore Tuesday evening.
It all started when a vacant home was struck by lightning in the 1000 block of Greenmount Avenue, causing the fire to spread to multiple adjacent dwellings.
The Baltimore City Fire Union said at least one of the buildings had to evacuate.
No injuries were reported, but the extent of the damage caused is unknown.
Around the same time crews were trying to contain the flames there, another fire broke out less than two miles away in North Baltimore at a church in the 900 block of Montpelier Street.
City Fire officials say that fire was extinguished without injury.
Meanwhile, the Union says outside resources were called in as crews throughout Baltimore were stretched thin while severe storms and flooding moved their way through the City causing multiple fallen trees and road closures.
Currently the city has requested mutual aid from the surrounding counties to bring additional resources in the city to cover the call volume. pic.twitter.com/dHxTqAObue— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) August 6, 2019
As of 9:30 p.m., Baltimore County Fire officials said nine of their engines have been re-assigned to the City.