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5 firefighters trapped, call mayday at 4-alarm blaze

More than 100 firefighters tackled the fire Monday evening

By FireRescue1 Staff

BALTIMORE — Five firefighters were trapped and called a mayday during a four-alarm fire in Baltimore Monday evening.

Baltimore City Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Cartwright said crews arrived to find the three-story building with heavy smoke conditions on the second and third floor.

WBALTV reported that after gaining entry into the building, crews were ordered to evacuate because of quickly deteriorating conditions.

As firefighters were leaving the building, it completely collapsed, trapping five firefighters. All five of them were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

It is unclear how the blaze started.

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Harry F Yeager Jr. Harry F Yeager Jr. Monday, February 04, 2013 5:32:32 PM prayers for our firefighter brothers may God protect them and there families.
Ron Orange Ron Orange Monday, February 04, 2013 5:44:06 PM I pray my brothers will all recover.
Teniente Richard M. Gilio Teniente Richard M. Gilio Monday, February 04, 2013 5:44:41 PM God bless the firefighters around the world.
Chuck Watson Chuck Watson Monday, February 04, 2013 6:22:18 PM Prayers and thoughts go out to the brave ones may they have a speedy recovery and thank you god for looking over our heroes
Sal Sixgun Consiglio Sal Sixgun Consiglio Monday, February 04, 2013 6:39:03 PM AMEN
Greg Adams Greg Adams Monday, February 04, 2013 6:46:55 PM Prayers for all the firefighter brothers and hope for a speedy recovery!
Michael Managan Michael Managan Monday, February 04, 2013 6:55:18 PM That sucks Ron - hope they make it.
Sarah Carter-Throckmartin Sarah Carter-Throckmartin Monday, February 04, 2013 7:08:19 PM my thoughts and prayers goes out to them brave firefighters, GOD please heal them , watch over them.
Brad Atkinson Brad Atkinson Monday, February 04, 2013 7:22:35 PM thank GOD our brothers r ok.

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