A 4-alarm fire in Baltimore City as injured several firefighters this evening.
The fire started at a building in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue around 5:40 p.m. Monday evening and quickly spread to other nearby structures.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-story building with heavy smoke conditions on the second and third floors, according to WBAL-TV.
After gaining entry, fire commanders ordered crews out due of the building due to the intensity of the fire, said Baltimore City fire Battalion Chief Kevin Cartwright.
As firefighters were evacuating, the building collapsed, trapping five firefighters inside. Cartwright said all five firefighters were rescued and were taken to Shock Trauma.
As of this evening, Cartwright said nearly 100 firefighters continued to battle the fire.
Citizens are being urged to avoid the vicinity of W. Franklin and Greene Street, according to WMAR.