NW Balt. resident hurt after jumping to escape fire

A resident of a Northwest Baltimore apartment building was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Monday evening with injuries suffered when the person jumped from a second floor unit to escape a fire, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in the 3000 block of Thorndale Ave. at 9:10 p.m., said department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. They contained the fire to a single until and had it under control in 10-12 minutes, he said.

No other injuries were reported. Cartwright said the department is investigating the circumstances of the call.

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