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39 people displaced after Northwest Baltimore block catches fire
39 people displaced after Northwest Baltimore block catches fire

Thirty-nine people were displaced after a rowhouse fire in Northwest Baltimore spread to eight other homes on the block Thursday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said. The fire was reported about 3 p.m. It started in a two-story home on the end of the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave. in the Langston Hughes neighborhood. The fire spread quickly to other homes, said Fire Department Capt. Roman Clark. "They tried to get a stop on the fire as best as possible, but these homes have a common loft with no firewall," Clark said. "[The fire] got up into the loft and spread rapidly." Clark said the fire continued to burn and a third alarm was requested. It was brought under...

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