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Baltimore Firefighter John McMaster Upgraded To Fair Condition After Building Collapse

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The condition of a Baltimore firefighter who was injured in a partial building collapse Monday that killed three of his fellow firefighters has been upgraded to fair, Baltimore City Fire Chief Niles Ford said. According to his sister, he’s talking. In a statement Tuesday, Chief Ford said he visited University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center to see firefighter John McMaster, who was conscious and alert. Ford said McMaster has been upgraded to fair condition. “While he has a long way to go,” Ford acknowledged, “I am incredibly optimistic, and we will continue to pray for and...
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'The bravest among us:' firefighters with Cecil ties killed battling Baltimore blaze

BALTIMORE — A Cecil County resident was killed Monday along with two of his fellow Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters while battling a blaze at a vacant row-home, which collapsed and trapped them and one other BCFD member — who was critically injured — inside the building, according to fire officials. Killed in the line of duty were Lt. Paul Butrim, a 37-year-old Colora resident who was a 16-year BCFD veteran; Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler, a Harford County resident who was a 15-year veteran with the...

Baltimore Firefighter In Building Collapse Makes Stunning Recovery

A Baltimore firefighter has been upgraded to fair condition after he survived the collapse of a burning building that killed three of his colleagues, according to WTOP. Firefighters Lt. Paul Butrim, Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler, EMT/Firefighter Kenny Lacayo and John McMaster became trapped while battling the Jan. 24 row house blaze on West Pratt Street.

Firefighter who grew up in Montgomery Co. dies in Baltimore tragedy

WHEATON, Md. (WDVM) — Kenneth Lacayo was among the three firefighters tragically killed in Monday’s Baltimore rowhouse fire. He grew up in Montgomery County before moving. Lacayo went to Wheaton High School and later volunteered at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad for over 10 years. Lieutenant Paul Butrim firefighter/paramedic Kelsey Sadler were the two other […]

Wheaton High School Graduate, Kenneth Lacayo, Among 3 Firefighters Killed Battling Morning Row House Fire in Baltimore; 1 Critically Injured

On Monday, January 24, 2022, three Baltimore City Firefighters were tragically killed while fighting a row house fire. Lieutenant Paul Butrim, Firefighter/Paramedic Kelsey Sadler & Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth Lacayo were engaged in an interior attack of the fire when a significant portion of the home suddenly collapsed. Baltimore Firefighter John McMaster is currently hospitalized with critical injuries.

Four Homes Damaged, Seven People Displaced After Massive Annapolis Fire

Seven people have been displaced and a first responder was injured as the result of a major fire which damaged four townhouses in Annapolis. On January 26, 2022, at 1:33am, fire department personnel responded to the 1600 block of Elkwood Court and found one townhouse to be fully involved with the bulk of the fire coming from the rear. A second alarm was requested and operations quickly became defensive for the origin home. The fire spread to the immediate exposures causing a total loss for three of the dwellings and a partial loss of a fourth. A total of five adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire.

Colora firefighter killed battling Baltimore blaze; two others perished

BALTIMORE — A Cecil County resident was killed Monday morning along with two of his fellow Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters when a vacant row-home partially collapsed, trapping them and one other member inside the building, while they were battling a two-alarm fire, according to Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and the department's leader. In a written statement, Scott and Baltimore City Fire Department Chief Niles R. Ford identified BCFD Lt. Paul Butrim, 37, of Colora, as one of the victims. Butrim was a 16-year BCFD...

3 Baltimore Firefighters Killed In Partial Building Collapse, 1 In Critical Condition

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three Baltimore firefighters died and one is in critical condition after a vacant rowhouse that caught fire partially collapsed Monday morning, the mayor’s office has confirmed. The firefighters killed were identified as Lt. Paul Butrim, firefighter/paramedic Kelsey Sadler, and EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo. John McMaster, an EMT/firefighter, is on life support in critical but stable condition, according to Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician in Chief at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. “This is a gut-wrenching tragedy for our city, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and most importantly the families of our firefighters,” Mayor Brandon Scott said. “There...

Fallen Baltimore firefighters honored for heroism, 'bravery' as city mourns 'heartbreaking' tragedy

Three fallen firefighters are being honored for their heroism after they were killed while responding to a blaze in a vacant home earlier this week. Baltimore Fire Lt. Paul Butrim and Firefighters Kelsey Sadler and Kenneth Lacayo died in the line of duty Monday while responding to an early morning fire that devolved into a partial building collapse on South Strickler Street.