John­ston Square neigh­bor­hood hit by ar­son

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND WORLD -

An ar­son­ist set fire to a row­house in East Bal­ti­more, trap­ping two peo­ple on the sec­ond floor Tues­day morn­ing, the Fire Depart­ment said. Fire­fight­ers en­tered the burn­ing house and res­cued both peo­ple. No one was hurt, they said, but one fam­ily was dis­placed. The fire started about 6 a.m. and within hours in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined the row­house at Bar­clay and Bid­dle streets was in­ten­tion­ally burned. Of­fi­cials, how­ever, did not pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion. The fire was ex­tin­guished within 20 min­utes.

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