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Two Firefighters Injured Battling Separate 2-Alarm Fires In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Two of Baltimore's firefighters were injured as they battled separate two-alarm fires on Wednesday, the local firefighters union said.

The first fire started in Northwest Baltimore and emitted heavy smoke. Firefighters had to close off part of Reisterstown Road as they battled the blaze.

The union said shortly before 5 p.m. firefighters responded to the scene at the 5200 block of Reisterstown Road in the Woodmere neighborhood.

They found fire showing from multiple two-story row homes.

Fire officials say that one house was vacant and two were occupied.

One of the firefighters suffered "minor injuries," Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark said.

"It was pretty intense," one man said. "I mean, it was a lot of smoke and it was heavy and it covered the sky, really, especially during the beginning."

The second fire was in the 1200 block of W. North Avenue. It damaged an occupied rowhome, one house that was under construction, and a vacant house.

Another firefighter was injured while battling the second fire, according to fire officials.

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