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— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) January 24, 2022
A fire at the same property injured three firefighters in 2015. The property owners were issued a vacant building notice in 2010, said Tammy Hawley, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Each year, vacant property owners must complete a registration, and the owner of the home on Stricker was cited in 2020 for failing to do so. Efforts to reach the owners were unsuccessful Monday afternoon.
The property was last inspected on Jan. 4, Hawley said, when an inspector found the front of the home adequately boarded and cleaned.
MLK Blvd is shut down as @BaltimoreFire procession continues down West Lombard.
— Amy Simpson (@AmySimpsonTV) January 24, 2022
— Avajoye Burnett (@AvajoyeWJZ) January 24, 2022
SW Baltimore rowhouse that collapsed and trapped 4 City Firefighters was vacant. Appears to have previously burned according to 2019 Google maps street view (on right)
On line records show City issued citation in 2010 ordering owners to secure it, and fix it up or tear it down pic.twitter.com/5ILDhtkgfm
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) January 24, 2022