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.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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