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7 firefighters, 3 residents injured in Baltimore blaze

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fire officials say seven firefighters and three residents have been injured by a two-alarm blaze at a Baltimore apartment complex.

The Wednesday fire broke out in a two-story apartment building, where flames were being fed by a gas line. Reached by phone late afternoon, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark said flames were still shooting from a gas meter and crews have been having difficulty shutting off the line. Utility crews were preparing to dig up a street to shut off the main.

Clark says six firefighters and two residents have been taken to a burn center. He says the firefighters sustained first- and second-degree burns. The other was in stable condition at a hospital’s trauma center.

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Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com

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