“No additional tips from the public are needed,” the release stated. “This remains an ongoing investigation.”
After firefighters entered the vacant home ablaze at 205 S. Stricker St. in Southwest Baltimore, it collapsed, trapping four of them inside.
Firefighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. January 24. Shortly after, disaster struck. Firefighter/EMT John McMaster was extricated quickly and taken to Shock Trauma for treatment. Two others, paramedic/firefighters Kenneth Lacayo and Kelsey Sadler, were rescued but died shortly thereafter. Lt. Paul Butrim wasn’t rescued until after the blaze had been extinguished. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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