Man rescued from blaze in Calvert St. apartment

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

August 19, 2006

Firefighters rescued a man yesterday morning from a burning fourth-story apartment in Baltimore's Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood, a department spokesman said, adding that the man suffered smoke inhalation but that his condition was not life threatening.

Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman, said the fire was reported about 6:15 a.m. in a brick rowhouse that had been converted to apartments in the 1000 block of N. Calvert St. Callers to 911 reported seeing a man in a window surrounded by smoke and flames.

The chief said firefighters made their way into the man's apartment and carried him down a ladder. Firefighters had the fire under control at 7:17 a.m.; damage was confined to the one apartment, Cartwright said.

The identity and age of the victim was not immediately available. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.

Cartwright said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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