A man was in serious condition late Wednesday following a kitchen fire on the 16th floor of a high-rise apartment building in the 500 block of N. Charles St.
The man, whose age and name were not immediately available, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for the treatment of second- and third-degree burns and smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Kevin Cartwright said.
Four other occupants inhaled smoke and were treated for non-life threatening injuries, Cartwright said. The injured occupants were in a stairwell in Westminster House Apartments near the unit with the kitchen fire, he said.
Firefighters did not have an estimate on the damage, but Cartwright said the fire, caused by food left unattended on the stove, was contained to the kitchen of the single apartment. Authorities received a 911 call around 7 p.m.