A fire in a two-story vacant home sent four people to the hospital Wednesday, the Baltimore Fire Department said.
Baltimore Fire spokesperson Blair Adams said firefighters responded just after 2 p.m. to a fire in a vacant house in the 600 block of North Streeper Street in McElderry Park in East Baltimore. The fire had reached the basement and both the first and second floors, Adams said.
Although the house where the fire broke out was vacant, a home next door was occupied at the time. Adams said a man, a woman, a 1-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy inside were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation “as a precaution.” None had life-threatening injuries, she said.
The four people were discharged from the hospital Wednesday night.
Firefighters placed the fire under control by 3:30 p.m., Adams said.