BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A fire quickly spreads to several homes in Southeast Baltimore. The snow–a big factor.

Meghan McCorkell has more.

Five rowhouses were involved in the fire. Crews were still on the scene at 11 p.m. Monday.

There was still three feet of snow in the street when firefighters arrived. It happened on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Highlandtown.

The road was untouched. This prevented firefighters from getting any of their trucks down the street.

Neighbors had to drag the fire hoses, as one by one, each of the five rowhouses caught fire.

Mark Parker came down and tried to help.

“The fire trucks came in right as we were getting here too and quickly realized there was like four feet of snow piled up and down this block on Mt. Pleasant. I mean, there’s no way to get through,” Parker said. “Kind of quickly tried to figure out where the closest hydrants were, and then they recruited a bunch of neighbors to help move the hoses and pull the hoses halfway down the block.”

Everyone in the homes was able to make it out safely.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Stay with WJZ and CBSBaltimore.com for the latest on this developing story.

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