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Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

An arsonist set fire to a row house in East Baltimore, trapping two people on the second floor Tuesday morning, the fire department said.

Firefighters entered the burning house and rescued both people. No one was hurt, they said, but one family was displaced.

The fire started about 6 a.m. and within hours investigators determined the row house at Barclay and Biddle streets was intentionally burned.

Officials, however, did not provide more information.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes. The front door was torn down and entrance charred. Later, men dragged out burned sofas. Police tape enclosed debris on the sidewalk. The men cleaning were friends of the...

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