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West Baltimore rowhome fire kills one person, injures firefighter

One person is dead and a firefighter injured following a West Baltimore rowhome fire Thursday evening, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood around 5 p.m. after someone reported people were trapped inside a home on fire, Baltimore City Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said.

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When officers arrived on scene in the 1800 block of Presbury St., Adams said fire was showing from the second floor of a row home.

As firefighters battled the blaze, one sustained non-life threatening injuries, Adams said, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. After extinguishing the fire, first responders found a body on the second floor in the back of the home.

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Adams said it’s unclear the gender of the person and that the fire is under investigation.

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