BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a two-alarm blaze in west Baltimore Monday night, fire officials said.
The fire broke out at an auto body shop in the 800 block of Desoto Road and caused the building to partially collapse.
Two firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“At this point we don’t know the extent of their injuries, whether (they were caused by) any burns or debris falling on them. We are extremely fortunate that they are non-life-threatening,” fire department spokesperson Blair Adams said.
BCFD on scene of a 2-Alarm fire in the 800blk of Desoto Rd. FF are now performing exterior operations b/c of a partial collapse. 2 FFs sustained non-life threatening injuries. @ChiefNilesRFord @mayorbcyoung pic.twitter.com/91N4bbhVt3
— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) November 5, 2019
Witnesses reported hearing explosions after the fire began.
“It just sounded like a loud boom. That’s pretty much how I can describe it,” one area resident said.
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) November 5, 2019
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.