BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two people suffered serious injuries in a two-alarm fire in southeast Baltimore late Monday night, officials said.
The fire broke out Monday night in the unit block of North Rose Street near Patterson Park. Four row homes were involved, according to city officials.READ MORE: $30K Reward Offered For Information In Efraim Gordon's Fatal Shooting
“The Baltimore City Fire Department arrived on the scene within 5 minutes and had the fire completely out within an hour,” said councilman Zeke Cohen. “A neighbor ran into one of the homes and attempted to pull out an elderly woman.”
Firefighters rescued two adults, who were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
BCFD remains on scene 2-Alarm fire in the Unit block of N. Rose St. Fire was showing in the rear of the dwelling & quickly spread to three adjacent homes. FFs rescued two occupants & both taken to an area hospital in serious condition. Cause is U/C @mayorbcyoung @ChiefNilesRFord pic.twitter.com/wRMownWx2A
— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) September 24, 2019
.@BaltimoreFire just told us two people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a major fire on N. Rose. 4 row homes reportedly involved. This is video from one of our photographer, @darshanamma @wjz pic.twitter.com/x3rJ15DcFQ
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) September 24, 2019READ MORE: What Parents Need To Know About COVID Vaccines For Preteens, Teens As FDA Expected To Give Pfizer OK
“It looked like gigantic sparklers in the back of the house and then you saw the smoke and the flames coming through,” a neighbor told WJZ.
As of midnight Tuesday, firefighters had placed the blaze under control.
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) September 24, 2019
In a Facebook post, a woman identifying herself as the daughter of the neighbor said that true heroes emerge in the darkest hour.
Tuesday, residents addressed the damage to their property, with their minds on the neighbors.
“Mr. Pierre, a nice guy, brings a smile to your face because he’s just a good fun-loving neighbor and I’m not surprised for his heroic actions,” a neighbor told WJZ.MORE NEWS: Don't Bug Out About Cicadas: University of Md. Expert Answers Questions
The cause of the fire is under investigation.