Two Five-Alarm Fires Strike Baltimore, MD

Not long¬†after a huge fire struck Baltimore’s infamous red light district, another broke out in the city’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, drawing more than 150 firefighters to the scene, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The fire in Mt. Vernon burned a pair of four-story brick buildings that housed restaurants and an office near the Washington Memorial. Despite the large response by firefighters, the early-morning fire raged for hours, complicated by frozen water in hoses and ice coating the downtown streets. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated and transported, while another firefighter was later hurt by slipping on the ice. Two civilians suffered minor injuries and another reportedly also was hurt by slipping on ice.

On Monday afternoon, firefighters battled a five-alarm fire in The Block, Baltimore’s red light district. Many of the structures did not appear to have sprinkler systems, The Baltimore Sun reported. No injuries were reported.

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