UPDATE (Dec. 6, 10:32 a.m.)—A man died and firefighters were injured as emergency crews battled a heavy fire early Thursday at a home in the Baldwin and Jacksonville area.
The Baltimore County Fire Department, in a news release, identified the victim as 62-year-old William Spencer.
Around midnight, about 80 firefighters from 20 units in Baltimore and Harford counties responded to the fire in the 5600 block of Sweet Air Road, according to the release.
Firefighters were forced to evacuate the two-alarm fire due to the conditions. Two firefighters were injured—one was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center, the other to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview.
Because there were no fire hydrants in the area, additional crews assisted with shuttling in water from a nearby natural water source, according to the release.
An investigation into the cause of the fire continued Thursday morning.
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