Two women injured in West Baltimore rowhouse fire

55-year-old suffered first- and second-degree burns to about 90 percent of her body

April 22, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A woman suffered first- and second-degree burns to about 90 percent of her body after she was rescued from a house fire on North Fulton Avenue in West Baltimore on Friday, a city fire spokesman said.

The woman, 55, was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and a 41-year-old woman was taken to another hospital for possible smoke inhalation, said fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.

Firefighters were called about 4 p.m. to the three-story home in the 200 block of N. Fulton Ave. in the Franklin Square neighborhood to find smoke coming from the second floor. The two residents were assisted down a ladder, he said. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes and did not spread to another house.

No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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