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Two firefighters injured in Northeast Baltimore blaze

Two firefighters were injured in a fire that burned through a single-family home in Northeast Baltimore early Wednesday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.

Firefighters first responded to the home in the 6100 block of Marietta Avenue in the city's Hamilton Hills neighborhood about 12:32 a.m., and immediately called for support because of the size of the fire, said Ian Brennan, a department spokesman.

During the course of fighting the fire, one firefighter suffered a minor injury to his eye and a second suffered a minor injury to his lower leg, Brennan said.

Both were sent to a local hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, Brennan said.

No other injuries were reported. The home was vacant and had already had its gas and electric shut off, Brennan said.

Fire officials initially said the fire had risen to two alarms, but that was not the case. It remained what is known as a "working fire."

The fire was brought under control about 2 a.m., and remains under investigation.



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