NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ) — Four firefighters were injured overnight in a blaze in Cecil County.
The fire broke out in a mobile home in the 100 block of Superior Court in North East around 12:42 a.m. Maryland State Police and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office were first to arrive and they attempted to get inside using a sledgehammer, said Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire.READ MORE: Maryland Department of Health Unveils New Resource For Young People Coping With Violence
When firefighters arrived and got inside they found heavy fire burning inside. Conditions deteriorated and firefighters had to exit through a window. They initially thought someone lived inside, but later learned it’s vacant.
Two firefighters were flown to Bayview Burn Center with 20% burns on their body. Another firefighter was taken there by ambulance and is expected to be released later Wednesday. A fourth firefighter was taken to another local hospital for treatment and has been released.
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#BREAKING: Deputy State Fire Marshals are on scene and actively investigating a dwelling fire in 100 blk of Superior Ct | North East. 4 FFs were injured. 2 flown via @MDSP MDSP Medevac & 1 by ambo to Bayview Burn Center. 4th to local hospital by ambo. PIO on-scene pic.twitter.com/bHNACq1Oze
— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) February 10, 2021
A bomb squad and a K9 team were on scene looking for traces of accelerant.
The trailer is known to local and state police as a place where homeless people use as a resting place, which is why they initially thought someone may be inside.
The cause of the fire is not known.MORE NEWS: Hogan Awards $122.5M To Police Agencies For Wages, Equipment