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3 boys, 6 adults hospitalized after Northeast Baltimore fire

Several people were injured by a fire in the 5100 block of Plainfield Avenue on Sunday Feb. 9, 2020.
Several people were injured by a fire in the 5100 block of Plainfield Avenue on Sunday Feb. 9, 2020.(Baltimore Fire Department)

Three boys and six adults — including a pair of on-duty police officers — were taken to hospitals following a house fire in Northeast Baltimore early Sunday, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.

The boys, ages 2, 5 and 9, and the six adults all were listed in stable condition after the fire in the 5100 block of Plainfield Ave. just before 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fire Department. Their names were not released.

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“They mostly suffered smoke inhalation,” said Chief Roman Clark, a Fire Department spokesman.

The two police officers were injured while rescuing those inside the family home, he said. Both officers were released from the hospital later Sunday, said detective Chakia Fennoy, a Baltimore police spokeswoman.

The Fire Department is investigating why 911 dispatchers sent Fire Department units to the wrong address, 5000 Sinclair Lane, the spokesman said.

“That’s something we’re looking into,” Clark said.

The Baltimore Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, which represents rank-and-file Baltimore police officers, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Sunday.

The union however tweeted, “prayers for a speedy recovery for all involved!”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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