Five firefighters injured battling Baltimore blaze

Five firefighters were injured after the burning house they were working on collapsed in Curtis Bay in Baltimore Monday morning.

None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening, according to Ian Brennan, spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Around 1:48 a.m. emergency crews were called to the 1500 block of Popland Street. As firefighters battled the blaze, part of the second floor collapsed on four firefighters.

All four were quickly rescued, treated at the scene then returned to work, Brennan said.

Three of the injured firefighters are members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and one is a member of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

A fifth firefighter was later transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment of a minor injury. He was released before 4:30 a.m.

The initial fire was controlled before 3 a.m. with some flames extending into the home next door, Brennan said.

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