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: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
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.
#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, 2021READ MORE: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
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: Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge