By Rohan Mattu

JOPPATOWNE, Md. (WJZ) — A minor and 2 firefighters are hospitalized after a heavy duplex fire in Joppatowne Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal said that shortly after 9:30 a.m., multiple units, including the Baltimore County Fire Department, responded to the 300 block of Chimney Oak Drive.

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A large interior part of the home collapsed, officials said. As of 12:30 p.m., firefighters were still working to extinguish the flames.

Officials said the minor was transported to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for smoke inhalation, and the two firefighters were transported for burns. A 13-year-old resident was able to escape safely.

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There are no reports of any further injuries.

The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.


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