The Baltimore Fire Department says no one was injured in a fire at a daycare center.
Capt. Roman Clark says the fire was reported about 11 a.m. at a duplex-type building in the 2300 block of Ocala Avenue. Clark says smoke detectors alerted the daycare staff to the fire and the nine children were safely evacuated.
Clark says the children range in age from 6-weeks- to 5-years-old. He says three
staff members and a parent took the children to the nearby Lebanon Baptist Church. According to Clark, the daycare operates on the first floor of the two-story building. The second floor is an apartment.
Clark says the fire was under control in about an hour. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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Firefighters have put out a fire at a Baltimore daycare center. A two-alarm fire hit the center at 2303 Ocala Avenue in West Baltimore late this morning.
Firefighters tell ABC2 News that everyone escaped the flames and there are no reported injuries. Nine children and three staff members escaped the fire.
There is no word on what sparked the fire. We will have more details as they become available.
We have breaking news out of West Baltimore. ABC2NEWS.COM has learned that a fire has been reported at a daycare center.
Baltimore City's fire department has confirmed that the fire is at a daycare center but there is no word on whether or not anyone is injured.
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