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100 evacuated from complex by fire in Northwest Baltimore

A three-alarm fire in Northwest Baltimore's Cheswolde neighborhood caused city firefighters to evacuate about 100 people from an apartment complex on Red Cedar Place late Friday.

Capt. Roman Clark, a fire department spokesman, said a call came in on the blaze at 10:48 p.m., and flames had broken through the roof of the structure in the 6300 block of Red Cedar Place by the time firefighters reached the scene. The fire started on the fourth floor, he said, but did not spread much farther.

"Firefighters made a great attack on the fire to be able to contain it to just two units on the fourth floor," he said."

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters as about 50 units were cleared, Clark said, and the fire was out at 12:22 a.m. Contractors are on the scene beginning cleanup and assessing the damage, he said. The cause is under investigation.

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