A fire believed to have been started by a child in a backyard set four row houses ablaze yesterday in West Baltimore, authorities said.
No one was hurt in the two-alarm blaze that caused extensive damage to four homes in the 1900 block of Walbrook Avenue, said Acting Battalion Chief George McKnight.
The cause was under investigation, but the fire officer said it appeared a child may have started the blaze by setting fire to an overstuffed chair. The child had not been identified by police. There was no immediate estimate of damage, but Chief McKnight said the fire left all four houses uninhabitable.