Five people were injured after a two-alarm fire broke out inside a West Baltimore building, and firefighters had to evacuate during the heavy snow Wednesday night, a department a spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to the unit block of S. Augusta Ave., near Old Frederick Road, about 7:30 p.m., as traffic all over the Baltimore area came to a standstill.
Battalion Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman, said a three-story rowhouse caught fire, and five people were injured as they attempted to escape the flames.
One person, who "was reported to have jumped from a window suffering serious injuries," was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Cartwright said. The others were taken to other area hospitals.
He said as firefighters battled the blaze, conditions worsened as flames crept to the third floor and attic, forcing them to leave structure.
The flames were extinguished about 8:45 p.m.
The fire's cause remains under investigations. Cartwright did not have an estimate of the damage.
At another fire in the 900 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. in East Baltimore, a firefighter was taken and released shortly after to Bayview Medical Center for a minor burn to his ear.
No other injuries were reported at that blaze.