Union: Baltimore Firefighter Undergoes Surgery After Falling Through Floor

Alison Knezevich

Baltimore Sun


A Baltimore firefighter underwent surgery after falling through a floor during a two-alarm fire Friday night, according to the city fire union.

The city fire department reported that firefighters responded just before 11:30 p.m. to the 2600 block of Woodbrook Avenue in the Penn North neighborhood. Heavy fire was showing from a vacant two-story rowhome, and the flames spread to three other vacant homes, officials said. The firefighter fell through a first floor to a basement and was taken to the hospital, they said.

According to the Baltimore Firefighters Union IAFF Local 734, the firefighter underwent surgery for his injuries and was in stable condition Saturday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the department said.

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