BALTIMORE - Baltimore City police and fire arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze that killed a man and injured two firefighters Sunday morning.
Authorities said firefighters responded to the 2900 block of Woodland Avenue in Northwest Baltimore around 4:52 Sunday morning for a report of a house fire.
When fire crews arrived they found heavy smoke and fire conditions and were alerted that people might be in the home. Firefighters entered the house and found the body of a man on the first floor. Three people escaped the flames without injury. Officials said it is unclear why the man was not able to get out of the house. Neighbors identified the man as Stephan Keene.
Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire; one suffered a first degree burn to his ear and another is believed to have been shocked by a downed powered line. The shocked firefighter was taken to Bayview Burn Center in good condition.
The flames were brought under control at 5:50 a.m. It is undetermined whether the home had working smoke alarms.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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