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Baltimore crews battle 2.5-alarm fire at vacant Fayette Street building

Baltimore crews battle 2.5-alarm fire at vacant Fayette Street building

Baltimore City firefighters were called to a 2.5-alarm blaze at a building that once housed Volunteers of America but is now vacant in the Jonestown neighborhood Sunday, officials said.

Firefighters were called just before 3 p.m. to the two-story block and stone building in the 1100 block of E. Fayette Street, where they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions.

Smoke poured from the second-floor windows and over the street as firefighters sprayed the building from above and below with water hoses. A group of them cut open a garage door of the building for access from below.

"At this point, it's too dangerous to get any firefighters in there ... we...

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