BALTIMORE (AP) — Fire officials say seven firefighters and three residents have been injured by a two-alarm blaze at a Baltimore apartment complex.
The Wednesday fire broke out in a two-story apartment building, where flames were being fed by a gas line. Reached by phone late afternoon, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark said flames were still shooting from a gas meter and crews have been having difficulty shutting off the line. Utility crews were preparing to dig up a street to shut off the main.
Clark says six firefighters and two residents have been taken to a burn center. He says the firefighters sustained first- and second-degree burns. The other was in stable condition at a hospital's trauma center.
Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com
This after #BCFD FFs responded to the 4400blk of Bowleys Ln for an apt fire. Once FFs gained entry an explosion occurred causing 2 FFs to fall through to the basement floor and injuring 5 others. @MayorPugh50 @ChiefNilesRFord BGE remains on scene pic.twitter.com/bKI6II2zrY— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) October 18, 2018