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.READ MORE: Bodies Of 5-Year-Old Boy, 6-Year-Old Girl Discovered During Essex Traffic Stop, Police Say
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.READ MORE: Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability
There are no reports of any further injuries.
The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.
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