Baltimore City Fire Department responded to a fatal fire in South Baltimore early Wednesday morning.
Officials say crews were called to the scene around 2:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of Doris Ave. There was a small fire in the back. Crews put out the flames and then found a body outside the rear of the home. The identity of the victim is not currently known, but officials did confirm it was a woman. Neighbors told WJZ’s Mike Schuh that a woman in her 40’s lived at the home.
“In addition to locating the body outside of the home, firefighters also discovered three dogs,” said Baltimore City Fire Department PIO Blair Adams. “Two of them which were deceased and one of them which appears to be malnourished but still alive.”
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Fire crews responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning in Annapolis Junction, according to Howard County Fire officials. The fire happened on Guilford Road, just off Route 32, officials say. The house had been converted into four separate apartments, according to officials, and crews found fire between different floors and apartments.
Four adults escaped the fire unharmed, officials say. Eight adults have been displaced by the fire, officials say, and the Red Cross is helping them.
No injuries have been reported from this fire, and officials say fire marshals are at the scene investigating the cause of the fire.
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Prince George’s County firefighters believe they may have been able stop an apartment fire in Lanham from spreading to multiple buildings if they had had better access to different fire hydrants.
The cause of the fire, which broke out in the 5300 block of 85th Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, is still under investigation. Here is what caused the problem – according to firefighters, the hydrants closest to the fire are only connected to a four-inch water main, meaning they weren’t large enough to pump out the amount of water required to extinguish such a large blaze.
Instead, firefighters connected their hoses to hydrants about one-quarter of a mile away on 85th Avenue and Annapolis Road.
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