On Sunday April 21, 2013 a fire broke out in the upper rear floor of a 3-story brick duplex dwelling in the Irvington section of southwest Baltimore. Around 4:30PM firefighters were dispatched and responded to the unit block of S. Woodington Avenue. When they arrived at that location they found that the fire was actually on Augusta Avenue, the next street east of the reported location. Companies quickly rerouted to the correct location and began operations. Heavy fire and smoke was showing from the third floor and crews began to enter both dwellings to fight the fire and check for any extension. When they got into both units they found the fire had extended into the adjacent dwelling on the upper floor. Battalion Chief 3 made it a working fire.
After a partial collapse of the D side wall of the third floor all units were pulled out and a second alarm was struck out. Units then began setting up ladder pipes and master streams from the roofs of the houses on both sides.
The occupants of the one house were alerted by smoke detectors and escaped the dwelling. No one was home in the other side.
Fire eventually broke through the roof of both units and 2 extra engines were called to supplement the water supply.
The fire was brought under control within 2 hours.
No injuries were reported and investigators were on the scene to determine the cause.