Damaging Fire on Cooksie Street in Locust Point

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comments

photoA fire broke out today, Tuesday, January 7th, just before 2pm at 1418 Cooksie St. in Locust Point.  The Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) received a call at 2pm and had the fire under control by approximately 3pm.

Five people were injured during the incident, including two civilians and three firefighters. None of the injuries are considered “life threatening.” Two firefighters suffered injuries from burns and the third suffered smoke inhalation and injuries from a fall. SouthBMore.com does not have any further information on the civilians.

The fire caused extensive damage to 1418 Cooksie St., as well as damage to 1416 Cooksie St.

Cooksie St. is an extremely narrow street, which was described as “always a challenge” by Chief Public Information Officer Ian Brennan, but with temperatures in the teens, frozen water also presented significant challenges. Firefighters were unable to get water from the closest fire hydrant, but had success with another hydrant several blocks down the street.

Ice was seen throughout the area as water was freezing very quickly.

Brennan said the fire was still under investigation, but a neighbor told SouthBMore.com that the fire was believed to be caused by a Christmas tree that caught fire.

Update 1/10:  The fire took place in the home of Carl Adkins and Cora Burns.  A fund has been set up to help the victims of this fire.

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