BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Firefighters battled four fires within blocks of each other in southwest Baltimore Friday evening.
Flames and smoke billowed out across the area as crews scrambled to extinguish the blazes.
The first fire happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of Christian Street. At 4:45 p.m., another fire broke out at a rowhome in the 500 block of South Bentalou Street.
An hour later, two more fires were reported in the 200 and 300 blocks of Furrow Street.
The fires are not far from where 11 other fires broke out at vacant buildings earlier this week. Fire officials called that group of fires suspicious and said arson may be involved, though investigators are still working to determine the causes for sure.
It’s unclear what caused any of Friday’s fires. All four remain under investigation.
No injuries were reported.
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Officials said it’s unknown if Friday’s fires are connected to those from earlier in the week.