Firefighting

Five Dead in Baltimore House Fire; Firefighters Injured

Five people were killed in an overnight fire at a row house in Baltimore, Maryland. An adult and four children were killed in the fire, and two firefighters suffered injuries.

The Associated Press reports that (http://abcn.ws/TB0XgO) firefighters were called around 2 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the first and second floors of the home.

One man jumped from a second-floor window to escape the fire; he is reportedly in stable condition. Others, including a woman who handed a baby out of the home, escaped before firefighters arrived at the scene.

Firefighters found the bodies of five victims during a search and rescue operation.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire when one fell through the second floor of the home into the basement. Both firefighters were taken to an area medical facility and were in stable condition.

Read more about this tragic incident at http://abcn.ws/TB0XgO.

For training on response to row house fires, consider November Simulation: Row house fire.