Two firefighters hurt in three-alarm fire

January 02, 2000

Two firefighters were injured last night while a battling a three-alarm blaze that broke out in the 2300 block of Tucker Lane in the Wakefield neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore.

Firefighters Richard Bocian and Edward Flemming were on the first floor of the three-story house when the floor collapsed, but the men caught themselves before plunging into the basement. Both were transported to Mercy Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

It took about 50 firefighters two hours to bring the fire, which began about 7 p.m., under control. Damage was estimated at $150,000, according to a fire department spokesman.

Elizabeth Lewis, a resident who was not home when the fire broke out, said her parents and their dog and cat escaped the flames after the furnace exploded.

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