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Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties

Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident.

One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The fire damaged a multi-story vacant building, fire department officials said.

Another fire was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday in the 6800 block of Everall Ave. in the Overlea neighborhood. The large blaze caused the roof and three of the three-story single family vacant home's walls to collapse before the fire was controlled, fire department officials said. The fire was partially fed by gas and Baltimore Gas and Electric had to be called to shut off the line to the home.

Other fires were also reported Monday and Tuesday in a one-story church in the 2800 block of Hillen Road in Baltimore, in a vacant barn that had been converted into dormitories in the 3500 block of Belmont Ave. in Glyndon, and at Salvo Auto Parts in the 7500 block of Holabird Ave. in Dundalk.

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