Two firefighters injured in blaze in vacant city home

Injuries not life-threatening, spokesman says

August 29, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Two firefighters were injured while working to extinguish a blaze in a vacant home in Better Waverly, a city fire spokesman said.

The firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Independence Street at about 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, said Chief Kevin Cartwright.

Their injuries were not life-threatening, he said. One was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the other to the Public Service Infirmary at Mercy Medical Center, Cartwright said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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