Two burning rowhouses sent a cloud of billowing smoke over Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood yesterday in a fire that left one firefighter slightly injured, a fire official said.
Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said firefighters were called to the 1200 block of Dellwood Avenue about 11 a.m.
About two hours later, the firefighters had the blaze under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.
The blaze heavily damaged two rowhouses at 1207 and 1209 Dellwood Ave.
Loveus Whyte, 70, owns the house at 1207 Dellwood where the fire started. She said she was sleeping on the first floor when someone knocked on her door and alerted her.
"I woke up, and there was smoke all over," said Whyte, who has lived there for 13 years. "My grandson was in the basement, and I was on the first floor."
The name of the injured firefighter was not available.