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Neighbor becomes trapped with 77-year-old woman he tried rescuing from house fire

Posted at 8:07 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 17:22:17-04

BALTIMORE — Two people are in critical condition following a late night fire in East Baltimore.

It happened on Monday around 10:30 p.m., when crews were called to the unit block of N. Rose Street for a 2-alarm fire.

When they arrived, heavy fire could be seen from the back of the location.

Firefighters learned that a 57-year-old neighbor saw the fire and ran across the street, into the burning home to rescue a 77-year-old woman inside.

Both however became trapped.

Crews were able to rescue the victims, but not before they each went into cardiac arrest.

After being given CPR, both victims were transported to a hospital with severe burns.

Baltimore City Fire officials say the 57-year-old neighbor is the father of one of their firefighter medics.

Neither of the victim's identities are being released at this time.

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Four homes were seriously damaged as result of the fire spreading.

The cause is still under investigation, but some power lines were seen near where the fire occurred, prompting BGE to shut off the power.

Crews has the blaze placed under control just before midnight.