Fire displaces residents of E. Baltimore home

February 02, 2010|By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

An early morning fire Tuesday forced out the residents of an East Baltimore home.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of E. Biddle Street about 1:30 a.m. and found a three-story brick building with heavy smoke coming from the third floor. The fire damaged the third floor, roof area and an adjacent home, according to a fire department spokesman.

A smoke detector alerted the home's occupants of the fire, and all escaped without injuries, the spokesman said.

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland was on the scene, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit. The Red Cross said it provided food, blankets and shelter to 17 people -- 11 adults and 6 children -- who were displaced.

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