Fire partly collapses vacant house, spreads to occupied home

No injuries reported in East Baltimore fire

December 29, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A two-alarm fire that began inside a vacant East Baltimore house Wednesday night spread to a neighboring, occupied house and forced its evacuation, fire officials said.

The fire broke out about 8 p.m. in the 2200 block of Boone Street in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood and spread to a neighboring home with residents inside. No one was injured, said Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman. Officials did not know how many people live in the occupied home or who was home at the time.

He said the fire caused the back of the vacant building to partially collapse.

Cartwright said it was too soon to tell the extent of the damage to the occupied house. It is unclear what caused the blaze.

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