Two firefighters treated for injuries in city apartment fire

Reisterstown Road blaze sends two to hospital

July 06, 2011|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

Two Baltimore firefighters and one resident were injured early Wednesday during an apartment fire in the 2800 block of Reistertown Road, according to a department spokesman.

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. and was under control shortly before 2:00 a.m. Several people were rescued from the building.

According to Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman, one firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his knee and a second firefighter was treated for a first-degree burn to his hand. A resident of the apartment building was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said Wednesday.

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