Fire officials said crews were called to the 500 block of S. Broadway Street at about 1:40 p.m. Monday, where they were met with heavy smoke and fire shooting through the roof of a three-story vacant brick building.
“Back on Register Street, it’s a pretty narrow street. It was hard to get apparatus in there. That’s where we initially tried to attack the fire. We did surround it on all sides, but it was really tough because the fire was in the middle of the block and there was no way to get to it once we couldn’t go inside,” Baltimore City Fire Department Chief James Clack said.
Two firefighters are injured battling a five-alarm fire in the 500-block of S. Broadway Street in the Fells Point area of Baltimore.
Officials say intense heat and the threat of unknown combustible materials are fueling the fire. But hand lines, monitor and ladder pipe operations are underway.
The fire started around 2 p.m. Monday at a vacant warehouse on South Regester Street near Fleet Street. Regester is one block from Broadway.
One firefighter was hurt. Fire Department Spokesperson Kevin Cartwright says the firefighter hurt his ankle and was taken to Johns Hopkins.
Baltimore City Fire Department image.
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