A fire that was intentionally set yesterday injured four residents of a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse and a firefighter, said a Fire Department spokesman.
The fire is being investigated by the police arson squad, said Fire Inspector Michael Maybin, a Fire Department spokesman. No arrest had been made and a motive was unknown.
Maybin said the fire in the 400 blocks of S. Parrish St. extensively damaged the first-floor front room of the two-story dwelling that has a Formstone faM-gade. The fire was reported at 3 p.m. and declared under control at 3:23 p.m., Maybin said.
He said two residents -- one a woman -- were injured when they jumped from a second-floor front window to the pavement to escape flames and smoke. They were being treated for leg and ankle injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Maybin said. Their identities were not confirmed.
Two other unidentified residents suffered burns and were treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Maybin said. He said one was seriously burned, but their conditions were unknown.
Maybin said a firefighter injured a wrist while battling the blaze and was treated at Mercy Medical Center. His name was not available.