Neighbors lend a hand after building fire

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Fire crews and hazmat fought a two-alarm fire in northern Baltimore Wednesday night.

Crews responded to the 2700 block of SissonĀ Street in the city's Remington neighborhood after flames were seen in a two-story commercial building.

The building housed four businesses on the first floor and studio apartments on the second, Baltimore City Fire officials said.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and has since been released.

Miranda Pfeiffer is a talented artist who graduated from MICA and who owns the art gallery.

They were preparing for an art show to debut Friday evening.

"We lost everything we invested in the show," Pfeiffer said.

When part of the building started to collapse, officials setup a staging area for the firefighters.

Hazmat was called to the scene for motor oil that was in one of the businesses.

The Red Cross is assisting 24 residents who were displaced with clothing, food, and medicine.

Fire officials do not know what caused the fire.

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