BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating a fatal fire that killed a man in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday night, according to fire officials.
Firefighters responded to a report of a house on fire in the 2900 block of Ridgewood Avenue a little after 8:30 p.m., fire officials said in a social media post.
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Shortly after 8:30 FFs responded to a fire in the 2900blk of Ridgewood Ave. for a fire in a 2-story home. As FFs battled the fire, they rescued an adult male & transported him to the hospital in serious condition. Shortly after arrival, the adult male was pronounced deceased. pic.twitter.com/bw5axO03IO
— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) March 6, 2022
They battled flames and gained entry to the house, which is when they found a man who required medical attention, a BCFD spokesperson said.READ MORE: Maryland Governor Endorses Thiru Vignarajah's Campaign For Baltimore City State's Attorney
Medics took the male to a local hospital. He was in “serious condition” during transit, according to fire officials.
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A firefighter was injured while extinguishing the blaze, the spokesperson said.