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Man hurt, 8 families displaced by southwest Baltimore fire

Man hurt, 8 families displaced by southwest Baltimore fire

A 25-year-old man was rescued from a burning apartment house in the Tremont section of southwest Baltimore early Sunday, the city's fire department said.

The man was taken to an area hospital in serious condition, fire spokesman Samuel Johnson said. The fire, reported around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4900 block of Frederick Avenue, was visible from the third floor of the building and was extinguished in 20 minutes. The fire department spokesman said that eight families were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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