Man injured in two-alarm Brooklyn fire

Firefighters rescue man suffering from second- and third-degree burns

March 06, 2011|By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore firefighters battled and extinguished a two-alarm fire Sunday morning at a vacant two-story house in the 3600 block of 2nd Street in Brooklyn and rescued a man in an adjacent house who suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Firefighters responded shortly after 5 a.m. to a report of a fire in a vacant house with "heavy fire" conditions in the rear. The fire extended to a neighboring house, and a second alarm was sounded. In the adjacent dwelling, firefighters located and rescued a man who suffered burns to more than 60 percent of his body. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's Burn Center.

One crew member was injured fighting the blaze. The firefighter was cared for by paramedics on the scene and described as being in "non-life-threatening" condition. A second firefighter suffered chest pains and was assisted by a pump operator and cared for by paramedics. Both were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control with assistance from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

The cause was still being determined and the Baltimore City Police Arson Detection Unit is assisting the investigation.

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