Woman seriously burned in Canton rowhouse fire

January 11, 2009|By Nicole Fuller | Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com

A small rowhouse blaze sent a Baltimore woman to the hospital yesterday with second- and third-degree burns on her upper body, city fire officials said.

The fire, in the 600 block of S. Decker Ave. in Canton, was reported about 4:20 p.m., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters rescued one victim, a woman believed to be about 50 years old, from the first floor of the home, Cartwright said. She was taken to the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, where she was treated for second- and third-degree burns above her waist.

The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes. The cause is under investigation.

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