December 27, 2011
A two-alarm fire in a Baltimore, Maryland, home business sent one woman to the hospital early this morning. According to WBALTV 11 News, the fire broke out around 2:45 AM in one of the buildings along East 25 Street, in the Charles village area.
Firefighters said they arrived at the scene to find smoke rising from the lower floors of the building. After their arrival, the fire spread through the duct work throughout the building to the upper floors.
Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson Chief Kevin Cartwright stated that two occupants were in the building at the time of the fire. One man was able to escape the blaze uninjured, while a woman suffered smoke related injuries. She was taken to shock trauma to be treated for smoke inhalation. Investigators do not suspect foul play was a cause of the fire.
A new study on smoke inhalation has showed that it can result in delayed pulmonary complications. The more concerning discovery, though, was that the most common cause of death in burn units across the country is now respiratory failure.
The Maryland fire and burn injury lawyers with ChasenBoscolo are compassionate to each fire and burn injury client’s needs and fight to get them the care they require in order to live a productive life after the fire. If you or a family member has been injured in a fire, contact an experienced attorney today for a free initial consultation.