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Six firefighters injured in East Baltimore fire Wednesday morning

A Wednesday morning fire in East Baltimore injured six firefighters, according to a Fire Department spokeswoman.

The two-alarm fire was reported in the basement of 435 N. Glover St. in McElderry Park, department spokeswoman Blair Adams said. The blaze was reported just after 8 a.m. and was under control by about 9 a.m.

The firefighters were burned on their hands, arms and face as they were entering the home, Adams said. One firefighter suffered second-degree burns; all are expected to survive.

“We are praying for all of them to come out safe,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said.

The Fire Department doesn’t know exactly how the firefighters were injured when they entered, but there was no floor or structure collapse.

The department initially said seven firefighters were injured in the blaze.

When crews arrived, there was heavy fire and smoke showing. One person inside the home escaped without injuries, Adams said. There was smoke damage to an adjacent home, but the fire didn’t spread to other buildings.

Roads were closed for several blocks around the scene.

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Baltimore Sun reporter Kevin Rector contributed to this article.

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