Multiple homes damaged in Harwood fire

Multiple homes damaged in Harwood fire

Multiple homes damaged in Harwood fire


BALTIMORE — A two-alarm fire left multiple houses damaged in the Harwood neighborhood Monday morning, Baltimore Fire officials said. 

Units responded around 11 a.m. to the scene at the 500 block of East 26th Street near Greenmount Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found “very heavy” fire conditions at the back of one home. 

As firefighters worked, the blaze spread to two adjacent homes, according to a Baltimore Fire Department spokesperson. 

One of the three homes was occupied and it was evacuated. No injuries have been reported. 

As of noon, the fire was under control, officials said, but the structural integrity of the building was compromised, causing it to collapse, officials said. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

“We’re very, very early in the preliminary status of our investigation,” Baltimore City Fire spokesperson Kevin Cartwright said. “Our fire investigators are here on location. With the concern for collapse of the structure, it may be some time before the fire investigators are able to make progress in their initial assessment into determining the cause of the fire.”

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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