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Separate fires injure five in Park Heights, Glen Arm

Separate fires in Baltimore City and County left five people injured on Saturday, including an elderly couple forced from their burning 6th-floor apartment in the Strathmore Towers complex on Park Heights Avenue.

The elderly woman suffered burns and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment. Her husband was treated at the scene for mild smoke inhalaton. Batallion Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman, described the injures to both victims as minor.

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Cartwright said the fire was confined to the couple's apartment. But more than 50 firefighters responded at about 10:30 a.m. to the building in the 6200 block of Park Heights Ave. because it was occupied by so many people.

The spoksman said most occupants got out by themselves and the fire was extinguished by 11:30 a.m. A cause has not been determined, but Cartwright said it started in the kitchen, possibly from an electrical appliance.

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Baltimore County fire officials said they also are investigating a Saturday morning fire at a single-family home in Glen Arm that left three people injured.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in the first block of Holly Branch Court at 10:14 a.m. Three people had burn injuries and were taken to the Johns Hopkins Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Two patients were seriously injured and one was less severely injured, an official said.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

peter.hermann@baltsun.com


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